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Solving facility layout problems using flexible bay structure representation and Ant System algorithm

Kuan Yew, Wong and Komarudin, Komarudin (2010) Solving facility layout problems using flexible bay structure representation and Ant System algorithm. Expert Systems with Applications, 37 (7). 5523 - 5527. ISSN 0957-4174

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2009.12.080

Abstract

This paper proposes an AntSystem (AS) algorithm for solving Unequal Area FacilityLayoutProblems (UA-FLPs) using FlexibleBayStructure (FBS) representation. In addition, an improvement to the FBS representation is made when solvingproblems with empty spaces. The method is extensively tested using numerous problem instances taken from the literature and overall, encouraging results are obtained.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:facility layout, flexible bay representation, antsystem, unequal area facility layout problem
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:26597
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:18 Jul 2012 03:29
Last Modified:06 Aug 2012 04:05

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