Harmony Search method-based multi-modal optimal design of a wind generator

@article{Gao2013HarmonySM,
  title={Harmony Search method-based multi-modal optimal design of a wind generator},
  author={Xiufeng Gao and Xu Dong Wang and Kai Zenger and Xiaofeng Wang and Jie Zhang},
  journal={IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society},
  year={2013},
  pages={2887-2892}
}
The Harmony Search (HS) method is an emerging meta- heuristic optimization algorithm. However, it is generally not so efficient in handling multi-modal optimization problems, in which instead of only a single optimum, multiple optima need to be found. In our paper, a novel HS method based on the niching technique (deterministic crowding), n-HS, is presented to overcome this shortcoming. The n-HS is further applied to deal with the multi-modal optimal design of a wind generator.