Chaotic initialized multiple objective differential evolution with adaptive mutation strategy (CA-MODE) for construction project time-cost-quality trade-off
Time, cost and quality are three factors playing an important role in the planning and controlling of construction. Trade-off optimization among them is significant for the improvement of the overall benefits of construction projects. In this paper, a novel optimization model, named as Chaotic Initialized Multiple Objective Differential Evolution with Adaptive Mutation Strategy (CA-MODE), is developed to deal with the time-cost-quality trade-off problems. The proposed algorithm utilizes the advantages of chaos sequences for generating an initial population and an external elitist archive to store non-dominated solutions found during the evolutionary process. In order to maintain the exploration and exploitation capabilities during various phases of optimization process, an adaptive mutation operation is introduced. A numerical case study of highway construction is used to illustrate the application of CA-MODE. It has been shown that non-dominated solutions generated by CA-MODE assist project managers in choosing appropriate plan which is otherwise hard and time-consuming to obtain. The comparisons with non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II), multiple objective particle swarm optimization (MOPSO), multiple objective differential evolution (MODE) and previous results verify the efficiency and effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.
First published online: 24 Aug 2015
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