Implementation of the electromagnetism-like algorithm with a constraint-handling technique for engineering optimization problems

By Rocha, A.M.A.C.; Fernandes, E.M.G.P.

Proceedings - 8th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems, HIS 2008



This paper presents the implementation of a constrainthandling technique within the electromagnetism-like algorithm devised by Birbil and Fang in [1], for solving real-world engineering design problems. A derivative-free elite-based descent search scheme is also included in the final stage of each iteration to accelerate convergence and improve accuracy. Numerical experiments with a set of engineering problems are carried out and a comparison with other stochastic methods is reported.


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