Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"The major problem in plant layout is to determine the most economical relative location of facilities. There are two distinct types of suboptimal solutions to this combinatorial problem: construction and improvement. The writer has developed Modular Allocation Technique (MAT) which is the first useful construction suboptimal technique. The MAT general algorithm, a theorem relating the MAT solution to the optimal solution and an example problem are given. A computer program has been written that will apply MAT to the allocation problem for a maximum of 40 facilities. Results are given to demonstrate how MAT solutions may be used as initial assignments for the improvement techniques. MAT solutions are compared with other allocation techniques with respect to solution quality and computer time. The various options of the MAT computer program are given to illustrate the flexibility of the technique"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Gillett, Billy E.

Committee Member(s)

Penico, Anthony J., 1923-2011
Bain, Lee J.
Lee, Ralph E., 1921-2010
Zenor, Hughes M., 1908-2001

Department(s)

Mathematics and Statistics

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Mathematics

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

vi, 57 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 34-35).

Rights

© 1970 Harry Kerry Edwards, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Industrial location -- Mathematical models
Heuristic algorithms
Heuristic programming

Thesis Number

T 2367

Print OCLC #

6020078

Electronic OCLC #

851584090

Included in

Mathematics Commons

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