International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2014, Pages 809 - 826

Black Hole: A New Operator for Gravitational Search Algorithm

Authors
Mohammad Doraghinejad, Hossein Nezamabadi-pour
Corresponding Author
Mohammad Doraghinejad
Received 15 March 2013, Accepted 26 August 2014, Available Online 1 October 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/18756891.2014.966990How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Metaheuristic algorithms, Continuous space optimization, Gravitational search algorithm (GSA), Black hole operator
Abstract
Inspiring by nature have motivated many researchers in many fields of sciences and engineering. The Gravitational search algorithm (GSA) is a recent created metaheuristic algorithm by using law of gravity and mass interactions. In this paper, a new operator inspired by some of the characteristics of the black hole as an astronomy phenomenon for GSA is presented. When a star is converted to a black hole under situations, it has the extremely strong gravity that prevents anything to escape from, and the objects that are closed to the black hole, experience very strong force called tidal force which it causes to collapse them to the black hole. We propose a new operator using these features and hybridize it with GSA (BH-GSA) in order to prevent facing the premature convergence and to improve the abilities of GSA in exploration and exploitation. The proposed algorithm is applied to two sets of standard benchmark functions. The first set includes 23 standard benchmark functions and in this set the performance of the proposed algorithm is compared with the standard GSA, the disruption GSA, the particle swarm optimization (PSO), and the real genetic algorithm (GA). The second set contains the CEC 2005 benchmark functions. In this set, we compare the BH-GSA with some well-known metaheuristic algorithms. The obtained results and comparing with the competing algorithms prove that the BH-GSA has merit in the field of continuous space optimization.
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Journal
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Volume-Issue
7 - 5
Pages
809 - 826
Publication Date
2014/10/01
ISSN (Online)
1875-6883
ISSN (Print)
1875-6891
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/18756891.2014.966990How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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