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In this paper, set theoretical variants of the artificial bee colony (ABC) and water evaporation optmization (WEO) algorithms are proposed. The set theoretical variants are designed based on a set theoretical framework in which the population of candidate solutions is divided into some number of smaller well-arranged sub-populations. The framework aims to improve the compromise between diversification and intensification of the search and makes it possible to design various variants of a P-metaheuristic. In order to verify the stability and robustness of the set theoretical framework, the proposed algorithms are applied to solve three different benchmark structural design optimization problems. The results show that the set theoretical framework improves the performance of the ABC and WEO algorithms, especially in terms of robustness and convergence characteristics.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Optimal design
Received: 2020/11/16 | Accepted: 2020/10/19 | Published: 2020/10/19

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