%0 Journal Article
%T A Novel Hybrid Whale Optimization Algorithm to Solve a Production-Distribution Network Problem Considering Carbon Emissions
%J International Journal of Engineering
%I Materials and Energy Research Center
%Z 1025-2495
%A Mehranfar, Nasrin
%A Hajiaghaei-Keshteli, M.
%A Fathollahi-Fard, Amir Mohammad
%D 2019
%\ 12/01/2019
%V 32
%N 12
%P 1781-1789
%! A Novel Hybrid Whale Optimization Algorithm to Solve a Production-Distribution Network Problem Considering Carbon Emissions
%K Production-Distribution Networks
%K optimization
%K carbon emissions
%K Nature-inspired algorithm
%K Whale Optimization Algorithm
%K Simulated Annealing
%R 10.5829/ije.2019.32.12c.11
%X Nowadays, there is a great deal of attention for regulations of carbon emissions to enforce the decision-makers of production and distribution networks to redesign their systems satisfactorily. The literature has seen a rapid interest in developing novel metaheuristics to solve this problem as a complicated optimization problem. Such difficulties motivate us to address a production-distribution network design problem considering carbon emissions policies among the first studies in this area by a novel hybrid whale optimization algorithm. Accordingly, a mixed integer non-linear programming model has been developed. To tackle the proposed problem, a new hybrid metaheuristic based on whale optimization algorithm and simulated annealing as a successful optimizer is employed to solve the proposed problem. The calibration of the algorithms has been designed by Taguchi method, comprehensively. Finally, an extensive analysis has been evaluated through a comparative study along with some assessment metrics of Pareto solutions.
%U http://www.ije.ir/article_98874_3656cd63eeae4ba6d2877ead71ec5fcc.pdf