In the light of particle swarm optimization (PSO) which utilizes both local and global experiences during search process, a permutation-based scheme for the resource-constrained project scheduling problem (RCPSP) is presented. In order to handle the permutation-feasibility and precedence-constraint problems when updating the particle-represented sequence or solution for the RCPSP, a hybrid particle-updating mechanism incorporated with a partially mapped crossover of a genetic algorithm and a definition of an activity-move-range is developed. The particle-represented sequence should be transformed to a schedule (including start times and resource assignments for all activities) through a serial method and accordingly evaluated against the objective of minimizing project duration. Experimental analyses are presented to investigate the performances of the permutation-based PSO. The study aims at providing an alternative for solving the RCPSP in the construction field by utilizing the advantages of PSO.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2006|
- Construction management
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Computer Science Applications