TY - JOUR

T1 - On solving rectangle bin packing problems using genetic algorithms

AU - Hwang, Shian Miin

AU - Kao, Cheng Yan

AU - Horng, Jorng Tzong

PY - 1994

Y1 - 1994

N2 - This paper presents an application of genetic algorithms in solving rectangle bin packing problems which belong to the class of NP-Hard optimization problems. There are three versions of rectangle bin packing problems to be discussed in this paper: the first version is to minimize the packing area, the second version is to minimize the height of a strip packing, and the final version is to minimize the number of bins used to pack the given items. Different versions of genetic algorithms are developed to solve the three versions of problems. Among these versions of genetic algorithms, we have demonstrated two ways of applying the genetic algorithms, either to solve the problem directly or to tune an existing heuristic algorithm so that the performance is improved. Experimental results are compared to well-known packing heuristics FFDH and HFF. From these results, we know that both methods can be useful in practice.

AB - This paper presents an application of genetic algorithms in solving rectangle bin packing problems which belong to the class of NP-Hard optimization problems. There are three versions of rectangle bin packing problems to be discussed in this paper: the first version is to minimize the packing area, the second version is to minimize the height of a strip packing, and the final version is to minimize the number of bins used to pack the given items. Different versions of genetic algorithms are developed to solve the three versions of problems. Among these versions of genetic algorithms, we have demonstrated two ways of applying the genetic algorithms, either to solve the problem directly or to tune an existing heuristic algorithm so that the performance is improved. Experimental results are compared to well-known packing heuristics FFDH and HFF. From these results, we know that both methods can be useful in practice.

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M3 - 會議論文

AN - SCOPUS:0028751987

SN - 0884-3627

VL - 2

SP - 1583

EP - 1590

JO - Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics

JF - Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics

T2 - Proceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Part 1 (of 3)

Y2 - 2 October 1994 through 5 October 1994

ER -