Metaheuristic Based Multiple Response Process Optimization



The simultaneous optimization of multiple responses is an important problem in the design of industrial processes in order to achieve improved quality. In this paper, we present a new metaheuristic approach including Simulated Annealing and Particle Swarm Optimization to optimize all responses simultaneously. For the purpose of illustration and comparison, the proposed approach is applied to two problems taken from the literature. The results of our study show that the proposed approach outperforms the other approaches and can find better solutions. Finally, in both cases, we present the results of a sensitivity analysis incorporating experimental design.