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Tahershamsia A, Kaveh A, Sheikholeslamia R, Talatahari S. BIG BANG – BIG CRUNCH ALGORITHM FOR LEAST-COST DESIGN OF WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS. International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering. 2012; 2 (1) :71-80
URL: http://ijoce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-79-en.html

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The Big Bang-Big Crunch (BB–BC) method is a relatively new meta-heuristic algorithm which inspired by one of the theories of the evolution of universe. In the BB–BC optimization algorithm, firstly random points are produced in the Big Bang phase then these points are shrunk to a single representative point via a center of mass or minimal cost approach in the Big Crunch phase. In this paper, the BB–BC algorithm is presented for optimal cost design of water distribution systems and employed to optimize different types of hydraulic networks with discrete variables. The results demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed method compared to other algorithms.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Optimal design
Received: 2012/05/27

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