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Genetic Optimization






GOAL is an optimization tool based on a genetic algorithm which can solve varied optimization problems. GOAL can handle problems with several real and binary variables, constraints, and complex objective functions written with Visual Basic. GOAL has an editor that allows formulating the optimization problem easily.

GOAL is a freeware application that is distributed in this web page. We invite you to visit our page, study the examples of application of GOAL shown here, and try our software.

Read more about GOAL.


TransGA is an application derived from GOAL. TransGA can identify the dynamics of Multiple Input - Single Output (MISO) systems, using transfer function models. In contrast to other identification algorithms, which requires an initial guess of the transfer function structure, the innovatory algorithm of TransGA allows it to identify the transfer function structure and parameters simultaneously

Read more about TransGA.


Objectives of this Web Site

Several applications derived from GOAL and designed to perform specific optimization functions will be published here, as well as guides for these applications and articles about genetic algorithms. 

This web site will be frequently actualized to make room for these applications, so we ask you to visit us again soon.



Contact Information

GOAL has been developed by Angel Martin, Chemical Engineer from the University of Valladolid (Spain). Questions, suggestions and comments are very appreciated. If you want to get into contact with me, please send me an e - main.

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More Web Sites from the author of GOAL

Heat Integration: here you can download Hint, a software that is of use for applying pinch technology to the design of heat exchanger networks.
What is pinch technology?: Here you will find several articles about pinch technology and the design of heat exchanger networks.


Click here to download GOAL.

Click here to download TransGA.

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Last modification: 01/27/03