an:05638398
Zbl 1175.90093
Ai, The Jin; Kachitvichyanukul, Voratas
A particle swarm optimisation for vehicle routing problem with time windows
EN
Int. J. Oper. Res. 6, No. 4, 519-537 (2009).
00254801
2009
j
90B20 90C59
PSO; particle swarm optimisation; VRPTW; vehicle routing problem; time windows; heuristics
Summary: A heuristic based on Particle Swarm Optimisation (PSO) algorithm for solving VRPTW, which is an extension of PSO application for the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem (CVRP), is presented in this paper. A computational experiment is carried out by running the proposed algorithm with the VRPTW benchmark data set of \textit{M. M. Solomon} [Oper. Res. 35, 254--262 (1987; Zbl 0625.90047)]. The results show that the proposed algorithm is able to provide VRPTW solutions that are very close to its optimal solutions for problems with 25 and 50 customers within reasonably short of computational time.
Zbl 0625.90047