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A Continuous Developmental Model for Wind Farm Layout Optimization

Wilson, Dennis and Cussat-Blanc, Sylvain and Veeramachaneni, Kalyan and O'Reilly, Una-May and Luga, Hervé A Continuous Developmental Model for Wind Farm Layout Optimization. (2014) In: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation COnference - GECCO 2014, 12 July 2014 - 16 July 2014 (Vancouver, Canada).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2576768.2598383

Abstract

We present Devo-II, an improved cell-based developmental model for wind farm layout optimization. To address the shortcomings of discretization, Devo-II's gene regulatory networks control cells that act in a continuous rather than discretized grid space. We find that Devo-II is competitive, and in some cases, superior with respect to state- of-the-art global, stochastic search approaches when a suite of algorithms is evaluated on different wind scenarios. The modularity of the genetic regulatory network computational paradigm in terms of isolating its search algorithm, the regulatory network simulation and the cell simulation, allowed this improvement to largely focus upon cell simulation. This indicates a robustness property of the paradigm's design. As well, wind farm layout optimization highlights how developmental models can be considered more efficient than other optimization methods because of their "optimize once, use-many" adaptability.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to ACM Editor. The definitive version is available at http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2598383
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Other partners > Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT (USA)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:18 May 2015 12:18

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