ALE-PSO: An Adaptive Swarm Algorithm to Solve Design Problems of Laminates

Algorithms. 2009;2(2):710-734 DOI 10.3390/a2020710

 

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Journal Title: Algorithms

ISSN: 1999-4893 (Online)

Publisher: MDPI AG

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Technology (General): Industrial engineering. Management engineering | Science: Mathematics: Instruments and machines: Electronic computers. Computer science

Country of publisher: Switzerland

Language of fulltext: English

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Paolo Vannucci

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 11 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

This paper presents an adaptive PSO algorithm whose numerical parameters can be updated following a scheduled protocol respecting some known criteria of convergence in order to enhance the chances to reach the global optimum of a hard combinatorial optimization problem, such those encountered in global optimization problems of composite laminates. Some examples concerning hard design problems are provided, showing the effectiveness of the approach.