By Saoussen Krichen

Constrained optimization is a difficult department of operations examine that goals to create a version which has a variety of functions within the provide chain, telecommunications and scientific fields. because the challenge constitution is divided into major parts, the target is to complete the possible set framed by way of the method constraints. the purpose of this publication is disclose optimization difficulties that may be expressed as graphs, by means of detailing, for every studied challenge, the set of nodes and the set of edges. This graph modeling is an incentive for designing a platform that integrates all optimization elements on the way to output the easiest resolution concerning the parameters' tuning. The authors suggest of their research, for optimization difficulties, to supply their graphical modeling and mathematical formula and disclose a few of their variations. As an answer ways, an optimizer should be the main promising path for limited-size situations. for big challenge situations, approximate algorithms are the main acceptable means for producing prime quality options. The authors therefore suggest, for every studied challenge, a grasping set of rules as a problem-specific heuristic and a genetic set of rules as a metaheuristic.

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However, under some circumstances, it is worth mentioning that other item features such as the length, width and the height introduced by Garey et al. [GAR 76] should be taken into account. This version of the BPP, called the d-dimensional vector packing problem (d-DVPP), has applications in loading, scheduling and layout design. The 38 Graph-related Optimization and Decision Support Systems objective is to pack the items into a minimum number of bins while respecting the capacity constraints of each dimension d.

An overview of these problems is presented in this chapter. As the solution approaches, we present speciﬁc approximate methods and a genetic algorithm (GA) metaheuristic. Approximate methods from the literature are generally greedy algorithms based on simple procedures. For the genetic algorithm, we showed that numerous encodings are of interest. 2. Graph modeling of the bin packing problem The BPP can be deﬁned as a bipartite graph G = (V, E) such that V is split on two disjoint sets V = X ∪ Y where X is the set of items (|X| = n) and Y corresponds to the set of bins (|Y | = m).

N xij ∈ {0, 1}, i = 1, . . , n, j = 1, . . , m yj ∈ {0, 1}, j = 1, . . 3] minimizes the cost of the used bins for the packing of items. The ﬁrst set of constraints ensures that packed items in each bin do not exceed their volume Vj . The second set of constraints makes sure that each item is packed in exactly one bin. 2. An example We consider a VCSBPP with n = 7 items and m = 4 bins where each item is characterized by its volume and each bin by its cost. t. 50x1 + 30x2 + 90x3 + 70x4 + 40x5 + 120x6 + 10x7 50x1 + 30x2 + 90x3 + 70x4 + 40x5 + 120x6 + 10x7 50x1 + 30x2 + 90x3 + 70x4 + 40x5 + 120x6 + 10x7 50x1 + 30x2 + 90x3 + 70x4 + 40x5 + 120x6 + 10x7 x11 + x12 + x13 + x14 = 1 x21 + x22 + x23 + x24 = 1 x31 + x32 + x33 + x34 = 1 x41 + x42 + x43 + x44 = 1 x51 + x52 + x53 + x54 = 1 x61 + x62 + x63 + x64 = 1 x71 + x72 + x73 + x74 = 1 y1 , .