An improved PSO method with application to multimodal functions of inverse problems

Siu Lau Ho, S. Y. Yang, G. Z. Ni, K. F. Wong

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Improvements that use new formulas and strategies for updating the particles' velocity and position, craziness, adaptive velocity adjustment scheme, and the use of a simple refinement searching scheme and so on are proposed on particle swarm optimization (PSO) methods to enhance their performances. Numerical results are given to validate the feasibility and to demonstrate the merits of the proposed method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1597-1600
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2007


  • Design optimization
  • Evolutionary algorithm
  • Global optimal method
  • Particle swarm optimization (PSO) method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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