An efficient multiobjective optimizer based on genetic algorithm and approximation techniques for electromagnetic design


To provide an efficient multiobjective optimizer, an approximation technique based on the moving least squares approximation is integrated into an improved genetic algorithm. In order to use fully, both the a posteriori information gathered from the latest searched nondominated solutions and the a priori knowledge about the search space and individuals, in guiding the search towards more and better Pareto solutions, a gradient direction based perturbation search strategy and a preference function based fitness penalization scheme are proposed. Numerical results are reported to validate the proposed work.