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Title: Application of tabu search in optimal system design and operation of MRT power supply systems
Authors: Chang, U.S. 
Low, D.
Issue Date: 1999
Citation: Chang, U.S.,Low, D.,Srinivasan (1999). Application of tabu search in optimal system design and operation of MRT power supply systems. IEE Proceedings: Electric Power Applications 146 (1) : 75-80. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The optimisation of mass rapid transit (MRT) systems is often a slow process as it requires a large number of simulations of train operations. In order to reduce the solution effort, tabu search is applied. Tabu search is a modern heuristic optimisation method that can achieve an optimal or sub-optimal solution within a reasonably short time. The paper demonstrates how the search is applied over a period of time to successfully optimise the traction substation location and rectifier firing angle. Integrated with a train simulator, the approach is tested with two objective criteria: minimum traction energy consumption and equal load sharing. © IGE, 1999.
Source Title: IEE Proceedings: Electric Power Applications
ISSN: 13502352
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