Volume 4, Issue 1 (3-2014)                   2014, 4(1): 41-58 | Back to browse issues page

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A charged system search algorithm (CSS) is applied to the optimal cost design of water distribution networks. This algorithm is inspired by the Coulomb and Gauss’s laws of electrostatics in physics. The CSS utilizes a number of charged particles which influence each other based on their fitness values and their separation distances considering the governing law of Coulomb. The well-known benchmark instances, Hanoi network, double Hanoi network, and New York City tunnel problem, are utilized as the case studies to evaluate the optimization performance of CSS. Comparison of the results of the CSS with some other meta-heuristic algorithms indicates the performance of the new algorithm.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Applications
Received: 2014/04/3 | Accepted: 2014/04/3 | Published: 2014/04/3