Gravitational swarm optimizer for global optimization

Anupam Yadav, Kusum Deep, Joong Hoon Kim, Atulya K. Nagar

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Abstract

In this paper, a new meta-heuristic method is proposed by combining Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and gravitational search in a coherent way. The advantage of swarm intelligence and the idea of a force of attraction between two particles are employed collectively to propose an improved meta-heuristic method for constrained optimization problems. Excellent constraint handling is always required for the success of any constrained optimizer. In view of this, an improved constraint-handling method is proposed which was designed in alignment with the constitutional mechanism of the proposed algorithm. The design of the algorithm is analyzed in many ways and the theoretical convergence of the algorithm is also established in the paper. The efficiency of the proposed technique was assessed by solving a set of 24 constrained problems and 15 unconstrained problems which have been proposed in IEEE-CEC sessions 2006 and 2015, respectively. The results are compared with 11 state-of-the-art algorithms for constrained problems and 6 state-of-the-art algorithms for unconstrained problems. A variety of ways are considered to examine the ability of the proposed algorithm in terms of its converging ability, success, and statistical behavior. The performance of the proposed constraint-handling method is judged by analyzing its ability to produce a feasible population. It was concluded that the proposed algorithm performs efficiently with good results as a constrained optimizer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-89
Number of pages26
JournalSwarm and Evolutionary Computation
Volume31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Constrained handling
  • Constrained optimization
  • Gravitational Search Algorithm
  • Particle Swarm Optimization
  • Shrinking hypersphere

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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