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A Comparative Study of Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithms for Solving Real-World Engineering Design Problems

Elif Varol Altay, Osman Altay, Yusuf Özçevik*

Department of Software Engineering, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Manisa, 45400, Turkey

* Corresponding Author: Yusuf Özçevik. Email: email

(This article belongs to the Special Issue: Meta-heuristic Algorithms in Materials Science and Engineering)

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2024, 139(1), 1039-1094.


Real-world engineering design problems with complex objective functions under some constraints are relatively difficult problems to solve. Such design problems are widely experienced in many engineering fields, such as industry, automotive, construction, machinery, and interdisciplinary research. However, there are established optimization techniques that have shown effectiveness in addressing these types of issues. This research paper gives a comparative study of the implementation of seventeen new metaheuristic methods in order to optimize twelve distinct engineering design issues. The algorithms used in the study are listed as: transient search optimization (TSO), equilibrium optimizer (EO), grey wolf optimizer (GWO), moth-flame optimization (MFO), whale optimization algorithm (WOA), slime mould algorithm (SMA), harris hawks optimization (HHO), chimp optimization algorithm (COA), coot optimization algorithm (COOT), multi-verse optimization (MVO), arithmetic optimization algorithm (AOA), aquila optimizer (AO), sine cosine algorithm (SCA), smell agent optimization (SAO), and seagull optimization algorithm (SOA), pelican optimization algorithm (POA), and coati optimization algorithm (CA). As far as we know, there is no comparative analysis of recent and popular methods against the concrete conditions of real-world engineering problems. Hence, a remarkable research guideline is presented in the study for researchers working in the fields of engineering and artificial intelligence, especially when applying the optimization methods that have emerged recently. Future research can rely on this work for a literature search on comparisons of metaheuristic optimization methods in real-world problems under similar conditions.


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Altay, E. V., Altay, O., Özçevik, Y. (2024). A Comparative Study of Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithms for Solving Real-World Engineering Design Problems. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 139(1), 1039–1094.

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