Accession Number : AD0775817

Title :   A Minimax Planar Facility Layout Problem.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Francis,Richard L. ; Papineau,Robert L.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The paper considers the problem of laying out N planar facilities (where N is at least 2), or departments, of known areas but with shapes not prespecified, so that the maximum rectilinear distance between facilities is minimized. A solution procedure is derived which explicitly specifies a minimax layout, which will have one of two known shapes, and has the property that either the facility with largest area or the two facilities with largest areas are not enclosed by the facilities. Closed form answers to the minimax layout problem are obtained for some special cases. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FACILITIES, *MINIMAX TECHNIQUE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING, SET THEORY

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE