Solving facility layout problems using Flexible Bay Structure representation and Ant System algorithm

Kuan Yew Wong, Komarudin

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Abstract

This paper proposes an Ant System (AS) algorithm for solving Unequal Area Facility Layout Problems (UA-FLPs) using Flexible Bay Structure (FBS) representation. In addition, an improvement to the FBS representation is made when solving problems with empty spaces. The method is extensively tested using numerous problem instances taken from the literature and overall, encouraging results are obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5523-5527
Number of pages5
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Volume37
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010

Keywords

  • Ant System
  • Facility layout
  • Flexible Bay representation
  • Unequal Area Facility Layout Problem

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