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Multi-Objective Differential Evolution-Chaos Shuffled Frog Leaping Algorithm for Water Resources System Optimization

Fang, Guohua, Guo, Yuxue, Wen, Xin, Fu, Xiaomin, Lei, Xiaohui, Tian, Yu, Wang, Ting
Water resources management 2018 v.32 no.12 pp. 3835-3852
algorithms, resource allocation, system optimization, water supply
A multi-objective differential evolution-chaos shuffled frog leaping algorithm (MODE-CSFLA) is proposed for water resources system optimization to overcome the shortcomings of easily falling into local minima and premature convergence in SFLA. The performance of MODE-CSFLA in solving benchmark problems is compared with that of non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm II (NSGA-II) and multi-objective particle swarm optimization (MOPSO). At last, the proposed MODE-CSFLA is used to optimize the water resources allocation plan of the East Route of the South-to-North Water Transfer Project in the normal, dry, and extremely dry years. The results reveal that MODE-CSFLA performs better than NSGA-II and MOPSO under all conditions. Compared with shuffled frog leaping algorithm (SFLA), MODE-CSFLA can result in a 29.39, 27.47 and 22.55% increase in water supply when the single objective is to minimize the water pumpage; and a 41.01, 39.63 and 30.94% decrease in total pumpage when the single objective is to maximize the water supply in the normal, dry, and extremely dry conditions, respectively. Thus, MODE-CSFLA has the potential to be used for solving complex optimization problems of water resources systems.