In this paper, a Variable Neighborhood Search (VNS) method is used to solve hierarchically engineering design problems. This method is adapted to solve problems with any type of variables, i.e. integer, discrete and continuous variables. In the proposed method, a decent algorithm with an adaptive memory is used to perform solutions by three systematic transformations techniques. This method allows finding high-quality solutions in short computational time. Computational results prove that, and demonstrate that the proposed Hierarchical VNS (HR-VNS) method performs all methods presented in the literature for engineering design problems.
Intelligent Systems and Automation: 2nd Mediterranean Conference on Intelligent Systems and Automation (CISA'09)
- Pub Date:
- March 2009
- Neural networks fuzzy logic artificial intelligence;
- Networks and genealogical trees;
- Numerical approximation and analysis