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Title: An effective heuristic for the two-dimensional irregular bin packing problem
Author(s): Lopez-Camacho, Eunice
Ochoa, Gabriela
Terashima-Marin, Hugo
Burke, Edmund
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Keywords: 2D bin packing problem
Irregular packing
Djang and Finch heuristic
Issue Date: Jul-2013
Citation: Lopez-Camacho E, Ochoa G, Terashima-Marin H & Burke E (2013) An effective heuristic for the two-dimensional irregular bin packing problem, Annals of Operations Research, 206 (1), pp. 241-264.
Abstract: This paper proposes an adaptation, to the two-dimensional irregular bin packing problem of the Djang and Finch heuristic (DJD), originally designed for the one-dimensional bin packing problem. In the two-dimensional case, not only is it the case that the piece's size is important but its shape also has a significant influence. Therefore, DJD as a selection heuristic has to be paired with a placement heuristic to completely construct a solution to the underlying packing problem. A successful adaptation of the DJD requires a routine to reduce computational costs, which is also proposed and successfully tested in this paper. Results, on a wide variety of instance types with convex polygons, are found to be significantly better than those produced by more conventional selection heuristics.
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