Technique to solve dynamic layout problem with fixed and rectangular departments

Weerapat Sessomboon*, Hiroshi Nakano, Takashi Irohara, Kazuho Yoshimoto

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Recently, due to consumer demands have been varied, it is essential that a facility layout is able to adapt to the demands dynamically. In this paper, we present a technique to solve a dynamic layout problem. We deal with the problem by simultaneously considering two kinds of flexibility. One is involved with the rearrangement and the changing size of departments. The other is for the fixed area and shape of the building. The Bottom-Left (BL) algorithm is integrated in the technique in order to treat rectangular departments. The two steps Genetic Algorithm (GA) to improve the solutions, which involved an operation called GENITOR algorithm, is proposed. Numerical experiments are carried out to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4050-4056
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number615
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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