Yang, Mingkai (1993) Multi-layer palletization of multi-size boxes for 2 1/2D and 3D problems. Masters thesis, Concordia University.
The palletization problem involves interlocking boxes on a pallet. There are two approaches dealing with the solution to this problem: mathematical and heuristic. Three models are proposed in the thesis. Model 1 is an Integer Linear Programming (ILP) model dealing with boxes with different lengths and widths but same height. Model 2 provides systematic procedures for 3D palletization problems by combining the ILP Model 1 and rules of thumb. Model 3 employs a heuristic, in which the main emphasis is on the random sequence of boxes. All three models are capable of performing multi-layer palletization. The pallet utilization, Work-In-Process (WIP), loading stability and palletization time are used as performance measures. Model 3 is implemented in a physical Robotic Palletization System (RPS) through a "C" program which integrates the subsystems consisting of a vision, a conveyor and a robot.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Mechanical and Industrial Engineering|
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Pagination:||xii, 133 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.|
|Degree Name:||Theses (M.A.Sc.)|
|Program:||Mechanical and Industrial Engineering|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Osman, M. O. M|
|Deposited By:||Concordia University Libraries|
|Deposited On:||03 Sep 2009 13:48|
|Last Modified:||08 Dec 2010 15:49|
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