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An Interactive-Based Approach to the Layout Design Optimization

  • J. Bénabès
  • F. Bennis
  • E. Poirson
  • Y. Ravaut
Conference paper

Abstract

Layout design plays an important role in the design and usability of many engineering products and systems. Because of the great complexity of most industrial layout problems, the decision of the acceptable layout is a hard and critical task since the special layout can have a significant consequence on the global performances. Thus, in order to propose to the designer an optimal spatial arrangement in a reasonable time, this chapter develops an interactive optimization strategy that is tested on the facilities layout problem of a shelter. This problem is innovative because it introduces the concept of space of accessibility

Keywords

Layout problem Interactive optimization Genetic algorithm 

Notes

Acknowledgement

The authors would like to acknowledge THALES for the application study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bénabès
    • 1
  • F. Bennis
    • 1
  • E. Poirson
    • 1
  • Y. Ravaut
    • 2
  1. 1.Ecole Centrale de Nantes, IRCCyN UMR CNRS 6597Nantes Cedex 3France
  2. 2.Thales CommunicationsCholetFrance

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