Numerical problems are usually solved using heuristic algorithms, due to their simplicity and easy understanding. Nevertheless, most of these methods have calibration parameters that do not count with selection premises oriented to obtain the best performance for the algorithm. This paper introduces an iterative technique that deals with this problem, searching for the calibration parameters that improve the Differential Evolution (DE) algorithm. The application of the proposed technique is illustrated on a real burst location problem in a pipeline prototype. The obtained results show the good performance of the methodology proposed for the burst location task, including the mapping of the calibration parameters that ameliorate the searching process.
Calibration Zone for the Parameters of the Differential Evolution Algorithm and Its Application to a Real Burst Location Problem
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received October 24, 2017; final manuscript received January 17, 2019; published online March 4, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Elias Balaras.
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Pérez-González, A., Badillo-Olvera, A., Begovich, O., and Ruíz-León, J. (March 4, 2019). "Calibration Zone for the Parameters of the Differential Evolution Algorithm and Its Application to a Real Burst Location Problem." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. May 2019; 141(5): 051402. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4042749
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