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Layout of facilities with some fixed points. (English) Zbl 0608.90016
This paper deals with the location of facilities or ”movable” points on a planar area, on which there already exist fixed points. This minimax criterion for optimality is used and distances among points are assumed to be rectilinear. Two very efficient algorithms for the solution of the problem are presented. One is based on a univariate search, and the other on a steepest descent method. Some computational results are presented.

MSC:
90B05 Inventory, storage, reservoirs
65K05 Numerical mathematical programming methods
Software:
Algorithm 431
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