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Title: The three-dimensional container loading problem
Author: Zhao, Xiaozhou
ISNI:       0000 0004 6422 4003
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis investigates the three-dimensional container loading problem. We review all literatures published in this area, and explain our unique problem raised from an industry partner. As constructive heuristic remains uncontrollable to us, we design improvement algorithms both to and not to intervene with how constructive heuristic works, namely iterated local search and beam search. New benchmark data sets for multiple containers problem are generated to fill the shortage of challenging data sets. Computational results for homogeneous containers problem indicate that while both approaches work on our problem, beam search remains a favourable choice. We also extend our algorithms to solve heterogeneous containers problem.
Supervisor: Bennell, Julia Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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