Accession Number : AD0719279

Title :   On a Variational Approach for Optimal Facility Designs.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Roberts,Stephen D. ; Corley,Herbert W.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The paper utilizes a variational approach to obtain optimal facility designs for a particular class of facility design problems. Attention is restricted to two-dimensional designs of area A, and the development is put into the context of warehouses. For a minimum average distance criterion, necessary optimality conditions are derived; then specific applications are given. Extensions are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPERATIONS RESEARCH, *CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS), (*WAREHOUSES, DESIGN), CONVEX SETS, INTEGRALS, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE