Volume 4, Issue 3 (9-2014)                   2014, 4(3): 381-397 | Back to browse issues page

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Simplified Dolphin Echolocation (SDE) optimization is an improved version of the Dolphin Echolocation optimization. The dolphin echolocation (DE) is a recently proposed metaheuristic algorithm, which was imitated dolphin’s hunting process. The global or near global optimum solution modeled as dolphin’s bait, dolphins send sound in different directions to discover the best bait among their search space. This paper introduced a new optimization method called SDE for weight optimization of steel truss structures problems. SDE applies some new approaches for generating new solutions. These improvements enhance the accuracy and convergence rate of the DE SDE does not depend on any empirical parameter. The results of the SDE for mathematical and engineering optimization problems are compared to those of the standard DE and some popular metaheuristic algorithms. The results show that SDE is competitive with other algorithms.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Optimal design
Received: 2014/10/19 | Accepted: 2014/10/19 | Published: 2014/10/19