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AuthorMusharavati, F.
AuthorHamouda, A.M.S.
Available date2016-12-04T11:16:45Z
Publication Date2012-03
Publication NameAdvances in Engineering Softwareen_US
Identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advengsoft.2011.09.017
CitationF. Musharavati, A.S.M. Hamouda, Enhanced simulated-annealing-based algorithms and their applications to process planning in reconfigurable manufacturing systems, Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 45, Issue 1, March 2012, Pages 80-90
ISSN09659978
URIhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965997811002560
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/5061
AbstractCapabilities of enhanced simulated-annealing-based algorithms in solving process planning problems in reconfigurable manufacturing are investigated. The algorithms are enhanced by combining variants of the simulated annealing technique with other algorithm concepts such as (i) knowledge exploitation and (ii) parallelism. Four configurations of simulated annealing algorithms are devised and engaged to solve an instance of a process planning problem in reconfigurable manufacturing systems. These configurations include; a basic simulated annealing algorithm, a variant of the basic simulated annealing algorithm, a variant of the simulated annealing algorithm coupled with auxiliary knowledge and a variant of the simulated annealing algorithm implemented in a quasi-parallel architecture. Although differences in performances were observed, the implemented algorithms are capable of obtaining good solutions in reasonable time. Experimental results show that the performances of the variants of simulated annealing based algorithms are better in comparison to a basic simulated annealing algorithm. A computational analysis and comparison using ANOVA indicates that improvements towards a better optimal solution can be gained by implementing variants of the simulated annealing algorithm. In addition, little speed gains can be obtained by implementing variants of the simulated annealing algorithms that are coupled with other algorithmic concepts.
Languageen
PublisherElsevier, Ltd
SubjectSimulated annealing
SubjectKnowledge exploitation
SubjectParallelism
SubjectProcess planning
SubjectReconfigurable manufacturing
SubjectANOVA
TitleEnhanced simulated-annealing-based algorithms and their applications to process planning in reconfigurable manufacturing systems
TypeArticle
Pagination80-90
Issue Number1
Volume Number45


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