This paper aims the application of a novel hybrid algorithm, called MeTEO, based on the combination of three heuristics inspired by artificial life to the optimization of electrodes voltages of multistage depressed collector.
The flock-of-starlings optimization (FSO), the particle swarm optimization (PSO) and the bacterial chemotaxis algorithm (BCA) were adapted to implement a hybrid and parallel algorithm: the FSO has been powerfully employed for exploring the whole space of solutions, whereas the PSO+BCA has been used to refine the FSO-found solutions, exploiting their better performances in local search.
The optimization of the voltage of the electrodes of multistage depressed collector are efficiently handled with a moderate computational effort.
The development of an efficient method for the solution of a complicated electromagnetic optimization problem, exploiting the different characteristic of different approaches based on evolutionary computation algorithm.
The paper shows that the combination of stochastic methods having different exploration properties with appositely developed FE electromagnetic simulator allows us to produce effective solutions of multimodal electromagnetic optimization problems, with an acceptable computational cost.
Coco, S., Laudani, A., Pulcini, G., Riganti Fulginei, F. and Salvini, A. (2013), "Optimization of multistage depressed collectors using fem and parallel algorithm MeTEO", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 32 No. 6, pp. 1955-1963. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-10-2012-0207Download as .RIS
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