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Mutual benefits of two multicriteria analysis methodologies: A case study for batch plant design

Azzaro-Pantel, Catherine and Zaraté, Pascale Mutual benefits of two multicriteria analysis methodologies: A case study for batch plant design. (2009) Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol.22 (n°4-5). pp.546-556. ISSN 0952-1976

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engappai.2009.02.008

Abstract

This paper presents a MultiObjective Genetic Algorithm (MOGA) optimization framework for batch plant design. For this purpose, two approaches are implemented and compared with respect to three criteria, i.e., investment cost, equipment number and a flexibility indicator based on work in process (the so-called WIP) computed by use of a discrete-event simulation model. The first approach involves a genetic algorithm in order to generate acceptable solutions, from which the best ones are chosen by using a Pareto Sort algorithm. The second approach combines the previous Genetic Algorithm with a multicriteria analysis methodology, i.e., the Electre method in order to find the best solutions. The performances of the two procedures are studied for a large-size problem and a comparison between the procedures is then made.

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Institution: Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
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Deposited By: Guylène Abadie
Deposited On:20 Jul 2009 09:27

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