Determining fuzzy membership functions with tabu search - an application to control

Bagis A.

FUZZY SETS AND SYSTEMS, vol.139, no.1, pp.209-225, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 139 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0165-0114(02)00502-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-225
  • Keywords: fuzzy logic controller, membership functions, tabu search algorithm, reservoir control, OPTIMIZATION, SYSTEM, DESIGN
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents a new approach for the optimum determination of membership functions for a fuzzy logic controller based on the use of tabu search algorithm. To demonstrate the efficiency of the suggested approach, a specific control problern-operation of spillway gates of reservoirs during floods is selected. Simulation results showed that the proposed approach could be employed as a simple and effective optimization method for achieving optimum determination of membership functions. (C) 2002 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.