Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety (SERSC)
The paper presents an ACO based pheromone trail evaporation method for fault searching in power distribution networks. ACO based pheromone trail evaporation method is 'co-operative agent approach', which is inspired by the convergence rate and behavior of real ant colonies for finding a shortest path to reach food. Hence, in the proposed method is a set of co-operative agents called 'Ants' co-operates to find a better solution for evolutionary fault searching. The ACO based algorithm applied for better way for finding fault behavior and point of fault is evaluated on IEEE, 30, 52,190 test bus systems.