A Novel Hybrid Flower Pollination Algorithm for Constrained Engineering Optimization Problems

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Volume-15 Number-9
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Nabil Diab, Ibrahim El-henawy


Nabil Diab, Ibrahim El-henawy"A Novel Hybrid Flower Pollination Algorithm for Constrained Engineering Optimization Problems", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V15(9),477-481 Sep 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group


In this paper, a novel hybrid population-based global optimization algorithm, called a novel hybrid flower pollination algorithm (FPDE), is proposed for solving engineering optimization problems. The proposed algorithm combining the advantages of both the flower pollination algorithm (FPA) and differential evolution (DE). FPA and DE are executed in parallel to promote information sharing among the population and thus enhance searching efficiency. Experiments are conducted on four engineering optimization problems. Computational results show that the proposed algorithm achieves better solutions than the well-known algorithms in the literature.


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FPA; DE; Optimization; constrained optimization.