Allocation of simulation runs for simulation optimization

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Allocation of simulation runs for simulation optimization
Simulation optimization (SO) is the process of finding the optimum design of a system whose performance measure(s) are estimated via simulation. We propose some ideas to improve overall efficiency of the available SO methods and develop a new approach that primarily deals with continuous two dimensional problems with bounded feasible region. Our search based method, called Adaptive Partitioning Search (APS), uses a neural network as metamodel and combines various exploitation strategies to locate the optimum. Our numerical results show that in terms of the number of evaluations (simulation runs) needed, the APS algorithm converges much faster to the optimum design than two well established methods used as benchmark.
Alireza Kabirian, Sigurdur Ólafsson
Added 02 Oct 2010
Updated 02 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Where WSC
Authors Alireza Kabirian, Sigurdur Ólafsson
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