Lotus effect optimization algorithm (LEA): a lotus nature-inspired algorithm for engineering design optimization

  • chair:

    Elham, D. / Mehrdad, J. / Mahdi, Y. / Hamid, T. (2024)

  • place:

    The Journal of Supercomputing, 2024, 80,761–799

  • Date: Januar 2024
  • Abstract

    Here we introduce a new evolutionary algorithm called the Lotus Effect Algorithm, which combines efficient operators from the dragonfly algorithm, such as the movement of dragonflies in flower pollination for exploration, with the self-cleaning feature of water on flower leaves known as the lotus effect, for extraction and local search operations. The authors compared this method to other improved versions of the dragonfly algorithm using standard benchmark functions, and it outperformed all other methods according to Fredman's test on 29 benchmark functions. The article also highlights the practical application of LEA in reducing energy consumption in IoT nodes through clustering, resulting in increased packet delivery ratio and network lifetime. Additionally, the performance of the proposed method was tested on real-world problems with multiple constraints, such as the welded beam design optimization problem and the speed-reducer problem applied in a gearbox, and the results showed that LEA performs better than other methods in terms of accuracy.