Annals of Operations Research

, Volume 63, Issue 2, pp 321–336 | Cite as

Heuristic reliability optimization by tabu search

  • Pierre Hansen
  • Keh-Wei Lih
Tabu Search

Abstract

A new heuristic algorithm, based on the tabu search methodology, is proposed for constrained redundancy optimization in series and in complex systems. It has the advantage of not being blocked as soon as a local optimum is found. Results given by the new method are compared with those of previous heuristics on a series of examples.

Keywords

Complex System Local Optimum Tabu Search Heuristic Algorithm Reliability Optimization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Hansen
    • 1
  • Keh-Wei Lih
    • 2
  1. 1.GERAD, Ecole des Hautes Etudes CommercialesMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Bell Communications ResearchRed BankUSA

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