An efficient tabu search algorithm for robust solutions of electromagnetic design problems

Siu Lau Ho, Shiyou Yang, Guangzheng Ni, Ka Wai Eric Cheng

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A tabu search algorithm having robust solution searching power is proposed. To avoid excessive computation burdens which are needed for the expected fitness evaluations in tabu searches, it is proposed that the Gaussian distributed neighborhood vector, the strategy for assigning expected fitness only to promising solutions, and the utilization of neighborhood solutions to determine the fitness values of the potential solutions are to be used. A new distance-weighted formula for the expected fitness assignments is also proposed. Two case studies are reported to validate and demonstrate the feasibility and advantages of using the proposed algorithm in finding the robust solution of an optimal design problem.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4526891
Pages (from-to)1042-1045
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008


  • Expected fitness
  • Optimal design
  • Robust solution
  • Tabu search method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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