A common Tabu search algorithm for the global optimization of engineering problems

J. M. Machado, Yang Shiyou, Siu Lau Ho, Ni Peihong

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A novel common Tabu algorithm for global optimizations of engineering problems is presented. The robustness and efficiency of the presented method are evaluated by using standard mathematical functions and by solving a practical engineering problem. The numerical results show that the proposed method is (i) superior to the conventional Tabu search algorithm in robustness, and (ii) superior to the simulated annealing algorithm in efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3501-3510
Number of pages10
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue number26-27
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2001


  • Domain elimination method
  • Global optimization
  • Stochastic optimization algorithm
  • Tabu search method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mechanics

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