A Practical Exact Algorithm for the Shortest Loop Design Problem in a Block Layout

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The problem of determining a shortest loop incident to each cell of a block layout is considered. A compact formulation is developed for this problem and a relatively simple algorithm is presented. It is shown that instances containing up to 60 cells can be solved optimally by using a commercial integer linear programming solver embedded within an iterative scheme.

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Ce cahier a été révisé en juin 2004

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