A tabu search meta-heuristic approach to the dual response systems problem

ALADAĞ Ç. H. , Koeksoy O.

EXPERT SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS, cilt.38, sa.12, ss.15370-15376, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.eswa.2011.06.026
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.15370-15376


This paper presents an alternative approach to the dual response systems problem by utilizing a tabu search algorithm that yields a string of solutions and examine the trade-offs graphically and systematically how the controllable variables simultaneously impact the mean and the standard deviation of a characteristic of interest relevant to an industrial process. Heuristic-based search techniques may be very useful for cases where interactive multi-objective optimization techniques are not available due to lack of willingness of decision-makers. A further advantage of tabu search is its simplicity and we show that the entire process only occupies a few lines of codes and generates string of solutions in speedy manner especially for the larger-the-better/smaller-the-better cases of Taguchi's robust parameter design. The procedure is illustrated with an example. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.