Volume 9, Issue 2 (4-2019)                   2019, 9(2): 273-290 | Back to browse issues page

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Water distribution networks are one of the important and costly infrastructures of cities and many meta-heuristic algorithms in standard or hybrid forms were used for optimizing water distribution networks. These algorithms require a large amount of computational cost. Therefore, the converging speed of algorithms toward the optimization goal is as important as the goal itself. In this paper, a new method is developed by linking the charged system search algorithm and firefly algorithm for optimizing water distribution networks. For evaluating the proposed method, some popular benchmark examples are considered. Simulation results demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed algorithm compared to others.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Optimal design
Received: 2018/12/17 | Accepted: 2018/12/17 | Published: 2018/12/17