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International Journal of Mathematics and Computational Science, Vol.1, No.5, Oct. 2015, Pub. Date: Jul. 16, 2015
A Simulated Annealing Method to Optimize the Order of the Sequences in Continuous-Casting
[01] Achraf Touil, University Hassan 1st, Laboratory of Mechanics, Industrial Management and Innovation, FST, Settat, Morocco.
[02] Abdelwahed Echchtabi, University Hassan 1st, Laboratory of Mechanics, Industrial Management and Innovation, FST, Settat, Morocco.
[03] Adil Bellabdaoui, University Mohamed V Souissi’ Information Technology Team and Corporate Management, ENSIAS, Rabat, Morocco.
The purpose of this paper is to propose a simulated annealing algorithm to maximize the production and minimize the processing time in the steelmaking continuous casting by optimizing the order of the sequences (a sequence is a group of jobs with the same chemical characteristics). Based on the work of [1] a mixed integer programming for scheduling Steelmaking-Continuous casting production with the object to minimize the makespan. The order of the sequences in continuous casting is assumed fixed. Our contribution is to analyze and suggest an additional way to determine the optimal order. A simulated annealing algorithm restricted by a tabu list (SATL) is addressed to obtain the optimal order. After parameter tuning of the algorithm, the proposed algorithm was implemented to different instances using a .NET application and the commercial software solver Cplex v12.5.
Steel-Making, Continous-Casting, Metaheuristics, Simulated Annealing, Tabu List
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