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An Investigation on Imperialist Competitive Algorithm for Solving Reliability-Redundancy Allocation Problems

HA Khorshidi, I Gunawan, A Sutrisno, S Nikfalazar

2015 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT (IEEM) | IEEE | Published : 2015

Abstract

Reliability-redundancy allocation problems (RRAPs) are optimization models that try to find the optimal number of redundant components and their reliability levels simultaneously. Many studies have been developed to solve RRAPs in recent years. There are some specific RRAP models for various system structures to maximize system reliability subject to cost, volume and weight constraints. Different meta-heuristic algorithms have been used in order to reach the best objective function value. In this study, an investigation is done on imperialist competitive algorithm (ICA) to maximize models for series and bridge systems. ICA is used by adjusting different values to algorithm's parameters. This..

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