Optimizing the shape of an impeller using the differential ant-stigmergy algorithm
P. Korošec, J. Šilc, K. Oblak, F. Kosel
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2008, 4967: 520-529
A metaheuristic optimization algorithm for solving multi-parameter optimization problems is presented. The algorithm was applied to a real-world problem, where the efficiency of the radial impeller of a vacuum cleaner was optimized. Here, the radial impeller was presented using parametric modeling. Due to a large number of parameters and consequently enormous search space, an efficient metaheuristic approach was inevitable. Therefore, a so-called Differential Ant-Stigmergy Algorithm, which is an extension of the Ant-Colony Optimization for a continuous domain, was applied. As a result the aerodynamic power was increased by twenty per cent.
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