Shrimp feed formulation via evolutionary algorithm with power heuristics for handling constraints

Rahman, Rosshairy Abd. and Kendall, Graham and Ramli, Razamin and Jamari, Zainoddin and Ku-Mahamud, Ku Ruhana (2017) Shrimp feed formulation via evolutionary algorithm with power heuristics for handling constraints. Complexity, 2017 . p. 7053710. ISSN 1076-2787

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Abstract

Formulating feed for shrimps represents a challenge to farmers and industry partners. Most previous studies selected from only a small number of ingredients due to cost pressures, even though hundreds of potential ingredients could be used in the shrimp feed mix. Even with a limited number of ingredients, the best combination of the most appropriate ingredients is still difficult to obtain due to various constraint requirements, such as nutrition value and cost. This paper proposes a new operator which we call Power Heuristics, as part of an Evolutionary Algorithm (EA), which acts as a constraint handling technique for the shrimp feed or diet formulation. The operator is able to choose and discard certain ingredients by utilising a specialized search mechanism. The aim is to achieve the most appropriate combination of ingredients. Power Heuristics are embedded in the EA at the early stage of a semirandom initialization procedure. The resulting combination of ingredients, after fulfilling all the necessary constraints, shows that this operator is useful in discarding inappropriate ingredients when a crucial constraint is violated.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, Malaysia > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7053710
Depositing User: Kendall, Graham
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 10:31
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 10:36
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49722

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