Study on Holes Machining Path Planning Based on Ant Colony Optimization
In order to get a feasible better machining path for holes machining, which could be used to the NC (Numerical Control) programming, the algorithm for Holes Machining Path Planning (HMPP) based on Ant colony optimization (ACO) were designed. The value of the algorithm parameters were determined by computer simulation experiment. The Roulette Wheel Approach (RWA) was used by each ant to select the next milling point, and only global pheromone updating was adopted. Finally, an example was given, and the approach was proved to be efficient and practical.
F. H. Zeng and L. H. Zhou, "Study on Holes Machining Path Planning Based on Ant Colony Optimization", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 58-60, pp. 1073-1076, 2011