A new optimization algorithm based on the particle swarm optimization, genetic algorithm and sliding surfaces

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sirjan University of Technology, Sirjan, Iran.

2 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, USA


Abstract: To enhance the performance of meta-heuristic algorithms, the development of new operators and the efficient combination of various optimization techniques are valuable strategies for discovering global optimal solutions. In this research endeavor, we introduce a novel optimization algorithm called PGS (Particle Swarm Optimization-GA-Sliding Surface). PGS combines the strengths of particle swarm optimization (PSO), genetic algorithm (GA), and sliding surface (SS) to tackle both mathematical test functions and real-world optimization problems. To achieve this, we adaptively tune the weighting function and learning coefficients of the PSO algorithm using the sliding mode control's SS relation. The global best particle discovered through the PSO method serves as one of the parents in the GA's crossover operation. This new crossover operator is then probabilistically integrated with an improved particle swarm optimization algorithm, enhancing convergence speed and facilitating escape from local optima. We evaluate the proposed algorithm's performance on both uni-modal and multi-modal mathematical test functions, considering un-rotated and rotated cases, thereby testing its effectiveness and efficiency against other prominent optimization techniques. Furthermore, we successfully implement the PGS algorithm in optimizing the state feedback controller for a nonlinear quadcopter system and determining the cross-section for an inelastic compression member.


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