The method of hill-climbing is known to suffer from certain limitations, the most critical of which is posed by bad terrain, for example the terrain shown in Fig.
If the hill-climbing algorithm is used to find the global maximum in an unknown search space, then it is unavoidable that every solution found needs to be tested and verified,
As such, the hill-climbing algorithm can easily get bogged down in this region since there are more than one direction in which the next best step can be taken.
A simple but effective technique commonly known as the hill-climbing algorithm is employed in this investigation for determining the flow paths.
In this paper, we will describe how the hill-climbing algorithm is being employed for the determination of the flow paths.
2 FLOW PATH APPROXIMATION USING HILL-CLIMBING METHOD
Hill-climbing is well known in optimization theory and comes from a family of search methods used to find a goal state in a solution space.
As discussed previously, when faced with bad terrain, hill-climbing algorithm suffers from certain shortcomings.
In hill-climbing competition, rather than speeding with other riders around a track, the Kobels face steep hills and earn points based on finish times or the vertical incline.
Alan Kobel's late brother Frank was a New England champion hill-climbing motorcycle rider in the late 1930s, riding Harley-Davidson bikes.
These days, Josh rides a Yamaha bike, and his father competes with a Kawasaki, both modified for hill-climbing competition.
After competing in hill-climbing motocross races throughout New England from mid-April to early October, Josh won the overall championship in the 250 cc division, and Craig captured the championship in the age-40-and-older division.