Simulation-based Evolutionary Optimisation of Buffer Allocation Problem

Birkan Can, Cathal Heavey, Andreas Beham

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In this work, we investigate single-objective optimisation of discrete-event simulation (DES) models with evolutionary algorithms. We study genetic algorithms (GAs) and perform comparative analysis of the results from DES models of serial production lines where average steady-state throughput is considered as the performance criterion. We perform empirical analysis of different GA settings to identify ideal parameters in simulation-based optimisation. We experiment on different sized problems. The empirical results have shown the efficiency of GAs in simulationbased optimisation of production lines through buffer allocation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Operational Research Society 4th Simulation Workshop (SW08)
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventOperational Research Society 4th Simulation Workshop (SW08) - Worcestershire, England, UK, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Apr 20082 Apr 2008


ConferenceOperational Research Society 4th Simulation Workshop (SW08)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityWorcestershire, England, UK


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