Gravitational Search and Harmony Search Algorithms for Solving the Chemical Kinetics Optimization Problems
Keywords:Mathematical modeling, inverse problem of chemical kinetics, gravitational search algorithm, harmony search algorithm
The article is dedicated to the analysis of the global optimization algorithms application to the solution of inverse problems of chemical kinetics. Two heuristic algorithms are considered - the gravitational search algorithm and the harmony algorithm. The article describes the algorithms, as well as the application of these algorithms to the optimization of test functions. After that, these algorithms are used to search for the kinetic parameters of two chemical processes – propane pre-reforming on Ni-catalyst and catalytic isomerization of pentane-hexane fraction. For the first process both algorithms showed approximately the same solution, while for the second problem the gravitational search algorithm showed a smaller value of the minimizing function. Wherefore, it is concluded that on large-scale problems it is better to use the gravitational search algorithm rather than the harmony algorithm, while obtaining a smaller value of the minimizing function in a minimum time. On low-scale problems both algorithms showed approximately the same result, while demonstrating the coincidence of the calculated data with the experimental ones.
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