Title: Non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm with decomposition to solve constrained optimisation problems

Authors: Sanyou Zeng; Dong Zhou; Hui Li

Addresses: School of Computer Science, China University of GeoSciences, 430074 Wuhan, Hubei, China ' School of Computer Science, China University of GeoSciences, 430074 Wuhan, Hubei, China ' School of Computer Science, China University of GeoSciences, 430074 Wuhan, Hubei, China

Abstract: Pareto-domination was adopted to handle not only trade-off between objective and constraints but also trade-off between convergence and diversity on solving a constrained optimisation problem (COP) in this paper like many other researchers. But there are some differences. This paper converts a COP into an equivalent dynamic constrained multi-objective optimisation problem (DCMOP) first, then dynamic version of non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm with decomposition (NSGA/D) is designed to solve the equivalent DCMOP, consequently solve the COP. A key issue for the NSGA/D working effectively is that the environmental change should not destroy the feasibility of the population. With a feasible population, the NSGA/D could solve well the DCMOP just as a MOEA usually can solve well an unconstrained MOP. Experimental results show that the NSGA/D outperforms or performs similarly to other state-of-the-art algorithms referred to in this paper, especially in global search.

Keywords: evolutionary algorithms; constrained optimisation; multi-objective optimisation; dynamic optimisation; non-dominated sorting genetic algorithms; NSGA; decomposition.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIC.2013.055080

International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation, 2013 Vol.5 No.3, pp.150 - 163

Available online: 15 Jul 2013 *

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