Accession Number:

AD0739728

Title:

The Continuous Multiple Modular Design Problem

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA MANAGEMENT SCIENCES RESEARCH GROUP

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE