International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2525

Full Length Research Paper

Multipath adaptive tabu search: Its convergence and application to identification problem

Deacha Puangdownreong1*, Jukkrit Kluabwang2 and Sarawut Sujitjorn3
  1Department of Electrical Engineering, South-East Asia University, Bangkok 10160, Thailand. 2Department of Electrical Engineering, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna Tak, Tak 63000, Thailand. 3School of Electrical Engineering, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000, Thailand.
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  •  Accepted: 23 August 2012
  •  Published: 30 August 2012



This article presents new metaheuristics denoted as multipath adaptive tabu search (MATS). The algorithms employ adaptive tabu search (ATS) as the main search heuristics, and incorporate partitioning, sequencing, and discarding mechanisms, respectively. The algorithms are explained in details with their convergence analyses presented. The article also gives an illustrative application of identification of nonlinear force in a cart-plus-pendulum system.    


Key words: Metaheuristics, multipath adaptive tabu search, convergence, identification.