An implementation of new selection strategies in a genetic algorithm - Population recombination and elitist refinement

Noh Sung Kwak, Jongsoo Lee

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The present study aims to develop a new genetic algorithm utilizing population recombination and elitist refinement. Population recombination determines how a population and its elitist sub-population evolve. A whole population consists of three major sub-populations: the first is the current generation's elitist sub-population, the second is obtained from the pure crossover of the elitist sub-population with another existing sub-population, and the third is the result of a crossover between the elitist and random sub-populations. Genetic operations such as reproduction and crossover are applied among sub-populations during the process of population recombination. The refinement of the elitist sub-population is then implemented in order to improve the converged solution that was obtained from the recombination. The refinement of elitist sub-populations facilitates the locations of a more enhanced design by altering the binary values in chromosomes. The proposed method is verified through a number of nonlinear and/or multi-modal functions and constrained optimization problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1367-1384
Number of pages18
JournalEngineering Optimization
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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