A novel global harmony search algorithm for reliability problems

Zou, D, Gao, L, Wu, J, Li, S and Li, Y 2010, 'A novel global harmony search algorithm for reliability problems', Computers and Industrial Engineering, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 307-316.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title A novel global harmony search algorithm for reliability problems
Author(s) Zou, D
Gao, L
Wu, J
Li, S
Li, Y
Year 2010
Journal name Computers and Industrial Engineering
Volume number 58
Issue number 2
Start page 307
End page 316
Total pages 10
Publisher Pergamon
Abstract Inspired by the swarm intelligence of particle swarm, a novel global harmony search algorithm (NGHS) is proposed to solve reliability problems in this paper. The proposed algorithm includes two important operations: position updating and genetic mutation with a small probability. The former enables the worst harmony of harmony memory to move to the global best harmony rapidly in each iteration, and the latter can effectively prevent the NGHS from trapping into the local optimum. Based on a large number of experiments, the proposed algorithm has demonstrated stronger capacity of space exploration than most other approaches on solving reliability problems. The results show that the NGHS can be an efficient alternative for solving reliability problems.
Subject Optimisation
Keyword(s) Genetic mutation
Novel global harmony search algorithm
Particle swarm
Position updating
Reliability problems
Swarm intelligence
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.cie.2009.11.003
Copyright notice © 2009 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN 03608352
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