Performance of the Modified Dolphin Monitoring Operator for Weight Optimization of Skeletal Structures
In this study, the Modified Dolphin Monitoring (MDM) operator is used to enhance the performance of some metaheuristic algorithms. The MDM is a recently presented operator that controls the population dispersion in each iteration. Algorithms are selected from some well-established algorithms. Here, this operator is applied on Differential Evolution (DE), Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), Genetic Algorithm (GA), Vibrating Particles System (VPS), Enhanced Vibrating Particles System (EVPS), Colliding Bodied Optimization (CBO) and Harmony Search (HS) and the performance of these algorithms are evaluated with and without this operator on three well-known structural optimization problems. The results show the performance of this operator on these algorithms for the best, the worst, average and average weight of the first quarter of answers.