A New Mathematical-Programming Framework for Facility-Layout Design

We present a new framework for efficiently finding competitive solutions for the facility-layout problem. This framework is based on the combination of two new mathematical-programming models. The first model is a relaxation of the layout problem and is intended to find good starting points for the iterative algorithm used to solve the second model. The … Read more

An Attractor-Repeller Approach to Floorplanning

The floorplanning (or facility layout) problem consists in finding the optimal positions for a given set of modules of fixed area (but perhaps varying dimensions) within a facility such that the distances between pairs of modules that have a positive connection cost are minimized. This is a hard discrete optimization problem; even the restricted version … Read more

Dynamic Weighted Aggregation for Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization

Weighted sum based approaches to multiobjective optimization is computationally very efficient. However,they have two main weakness: 1) Only one Pareto solution can be obtained in one run 2) The solutions in the concave part of the Pareto front cannot be obtained. This paper proposes a new theory on multiobjective optimization using weighted aggregation approach. Based … Read more