A Memetic Algorithm for a Pick-Up and Delivery Problem by Helicopter

  • Nubia Velasco
  • Philippe Castagliola
  • Pierre Dejax
  • Christelle Guéret
  • Christian Prins
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 161)


This paper presents a memetic algorithm for a pick-up and delivery problem. The specific application studied here is the personnel transportation within a set of oil platforms by one helicopter that may have to undertake several routes in sequence. Different versions of the algorithm are presented and tested on randomly generated instances as well as on real instances provided by a petroleum company. The results show that the solutions obtained are 8% better than construction and improvement solutions on randomly generated instances.


Local Search Crossover Operator Memetic Algorithm Vehicle Route Problem Local Search Procedure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nubia Velasco
    • 1
  • Philippe Castagliola
    • 2
  • Pierre Dejax
    • 3
  • Christelle Guéret
    • 3
  • Christian Prins
    • 4
  1. 1.Universidad de los AndesColombia
  2. 2.IRCCyN – Université de NantesCarquefou CedexFrance
  3. 3.IRCCyN – École des Mines de Nantes, La ChantrerieNantes Cedex 3France
  4. 4.Institut Charles Delaunay – Université de Technologie de TroyesTroyes CedexFrance

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