Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Kenneth M. Bryden

Abstract

Graph-based evolutionary algorithms have been theorized to provide a structured way to mediate the competing processes of exploitation and exploration at a global level in optimizing problems with evolutionary algorithms. However, this hypothesis remains largely untested. This thesis explores this hypothesis by examining two contrasting problems that embody the hypothesized tradeoff between exploration and exploitation, the PORS 15 and 16 problems.

Copyright Owner

Kaelynn Adele Koch

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

57 pages

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Engineering Commons

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