Title: Changing range genetic algorithm for multimodal function optimisation

Authors: Adil Amirjanov; Konstantin Sobolev

Addresses: Department of Computer Engineering, Near East University, N. Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus ' Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, USA

Abstract: The performance of a sequential changing range genetic algorithm (SCRGA) is described. This algorithm enables the transformation of an unconstrained numerical optimisation problem to a constrained problem by implementing constraints which convert the area near previously found optima to an infeasible region. This SCRGA feature is used for locating all optima of unconstrained and constrained numerical optimisation problems. Several test cases, related to unconstrained and constrained numerical optimisation problems, demonstrate the ability of this approach to reduce the computational costs, significantly improving success rates, accurately and precisely locating all optimal solutions.

Keywords: nonlinear programming; genetic algorithms; unconstrained numerical optimisation; constrained numerical optimisation; computational cost; multimodal optimisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIC.2015.071075

International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation, 2015 Vol.7 No.4, pp.209 - 221

Available online: 11 Aug 2015 *

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