Spatial layout process applying the multi-dimensional scaling (1st Report, The stage of plot planning)

Katsuhiro Taniguchi, Tatsuji Ishidate, Teruo Takahashi, Kazuho Yoshimoto

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The purpose of this study is to arrange the spatial layout process on the premise of polyhedral layout factors. As the first step in this study, this report goes as far as the theoretical plot of layout objects, applying multi-dimensional scaling. In particular, the M-D-SCAL-5M program is applied. Based on affinity sample data (10 categories) for a hospital with 48 layout objects, we developed a quantitative evaluation method using `Kruskal Stress' for each plot plan and a heuristic approach-including an improvement loop-to the plan by removing the low-affinity sample as noise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3205-3210
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number566
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Oct
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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