The Continuous Multiple Modular Design Problem
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA MANAGEMENT SCIENCES RESEARCH GROUP
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In the present paper the authors extend recent work on the continuous single module design problem to the multiple module case. It is assumed that there is a fixed cost associated with each additional module used to solve the problem. The Kuhn-Tucker conditions characterize local optima among which is a global optimum. Modules are associated with partitions and a special class, guillotine partitions, are characterized. Branch and bound, partial enumeration and heuristic procedures for finding optimum or good guillotine partitions are discussed and illustrated with examples.
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