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Title: An ant algorithm for the single row layout problem in flexible manufacturing systems
Authors: Solimanpur, M
Vrat, Prem
Shankar, Ravi
Keywords: Single row layout
Facility layout
Heuristics
Ant colony optimization
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: Computers & Operations Research, 32(3), 583-598
Abstract: Single row machine layout problem is one of the most commonly used layout patterns, especially in flexible manufacturing systems. In this paper, this problem is formulated as a non-linear 0-1 programming model in which the distance between the machines is sequence dependent. An ant algorithm has been developed to solve this problem. A technique is proposed to efficiently implement the proposed algorithm. The performance of the proposed heuristic is tested over a number of problems selected from the literature. Computational results indicate that the proposed approach is more effective compared to many existing algorithms in this area.
URI: http://eprint.iitd.ac.in/dspace/handle/2074/1476
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