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Table 5.

Parameter values used in the PSO model.

Parameter Value Comments
Dimension of the solution space 2 Two clamps
Size of solution space Lower bound: 1000 N Specified by the user
Upper bound: 8000 N Can be updated during search
Population size 30 Depending on the size of the solution space
Inertia weight w 0.4–0.9 Case specific
Coefficients c 1, c 2 1;1 Case specific
Stop criteria maxIt = 50 maxIt-maximun number of iterations
m = 8 m is the number of consecutive iterations without considerable improvement in the solution

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