International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB)

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IJIEEB Vol.5, No.6, Dec. 2013

Impact of Modification Rate in Artificial Bee Colony for Engineering Design Problems

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Tarun Kumar Sharma,Millie Pant,Deepshikha Bhargava

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Artificial Bee Colony;Modification Rate;Engineering Design Problems; Optimization


Artificial Bee Colony (ABC), a recently proposed population based search heuristics which takes its inspiration from the intelligent foraging behavior of honey bees. In this study we have studied the impact of modification rate (MR) in basic ABC by gradually increasing it from 0.1 to 0.9. This impact is studied on four engineering design problems taken from literature. The simulated results show that it is beneficial to set the modification rate to a lower value.

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Tarun Kumar Sharma, Millie Pant, Deepshikha Bhargava,"Impact of Modification Rate in Artificial Bee Colony for Engineering Design Problems", IJIEEB, vol.5, no.6, pp.55-63, 2013. DOI: 10.5815/ijieeb.2013.06.07


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