Fusion Global-Local-Topology Particle Swarm Optimization for Global Optimization Problems

Zahra Beheshti, Siti Mariyam Shamsuddin, Sarina Sulaiman
2014 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
In recent years, particle swarm optimization (PSO) has been extensively applied in various optimization problems because of its structural and implementation simplicity. However, the PSO can sometimes find local optima or exhibit slow convergence speed when solving complex multimodal problems. To address these issues, an improved PSO scheme called fusion global-local-topology particle swarm optimization (FGLT-PSO) is proposed in this study. The algorithm employs both global and local topologies
more » ... nd local topologies in PSO to jump out of the local optima. FGLT-PSO is evaluated using twenty (20) unimodal and multimodal nonlinear benchmark functions and its performance is compared with several well-known PSO algorithms. The experimental results showed that the proposed method improves the performance of PSO algorithm in terms of solution accuracy and convergence speed.
doi:10.1155/2014/907386 fatcat:udtyh7bkxvhn5jeuxolcbs552i