A new metaheuristic algorithm based on shark smell optimizationPublished online on 02. December 2014
A new metaheuristic algorithm based on shark smell optimization
Oveis Abedinia, Nima Amjady, Ali Ghasemi
In this article, a new metaheuristic optimization algorithm is introduced. This algorithm is based on the ability of shark, as a superior hunter in the nature, for finding prey, which is taken from the smell sense of shark and its movement to the odor source. Various behaviors of shark within the search environment, that is, sea water, are mathematically modeled within the proposed optimization approach. The effectiveness of the suggested approach is compared with many other heuristic optimization methods based on standard benchmark functions. Also, to illustrate the efficiency of the proposed optimization method for solving real-world engineering problems, it is applied for the solution of load frequency control problem in electrical power systems. The obtained results confirm the validity of the proposed metaheuristic optimization algorithm.
Complexity. doi: 10.1002/cplx.21634