Parallel Multi-Swarm Optimization Framework for Search Problems in Water Distribution Systems

  title={Parallel Multi-Swarm Optimization Framework for Search Problems in Water Distribution Systems},
  author={S. Sreepathi and Downey Brill and R. Ranjithan and G. Mahinthakumar},
Population based heuristic search methods such as evolutionary algorithms (EA) and particle swarm optimization (PSO) methods are widely used for solving optimization problems especially when classical techniques are inadequate. A parallel optimization framework using multiple concurrent particle swarms is developed and applied to water distribution problems. Details of the enabling framework that couples the optimization methods with a parallel simulator built around EPANET will be discussed… Expand


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