Three-axes rotation algorithm for the relaxed 3L-CVRP

Rojas-Cuevas, Irma-Delia and Caballero-Morales, Santiago-Omar and Sánchez-Partida, Diana and Martínez-Flores, José-Luis (2021) Three-axes rotation algorithm for the relaxed 3L-CVRP. Jurnal Kejuruteraan, 33 (1). pp. 63-72. ISSN 0128-0198


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The purpose of this work is to present a developed three-axes rotation algorithm to improve the solving methodology for the relaxed 3L-CVRP (Three-Dimensional Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem). Although there are reported works on solving approaches for the relaxed 3L-CVRP that consider product rotation to optimize load capacity, rotation on the three axes has not been thoroughly studied. In this aspect, the present work explicitly explores the three-axes rotation and its impact on load capacity optimization. In order to improve the relaxed 3L-CVRP problem, a two-phase solution was developed. The first phase consists of finding the solution for the CVRP problem, using a demand previously obtained with a heuristic developed to convert the 3L-CVRP demand into CVRP demand. The second phase is to obtain the loading of the vehicle using a heuristic developed to load the items using rules to obtain the rotation of the items. The proposed approach was able to improve the load assignment in 48.1% of well-known 3L-CVRP instances when compared to similar approaches on the relaxed 3L-CVRP. The outcomes of this research can be applied to transportation problems where package rotation on the z-axis is an option, and there are not fragile items to load in the vehicles.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:3L-CVRP; Constraint relaxation; Three-axes rotation; Load capacity optimization
Journal:Jurnal Kejuruteraan
ID Code:16475
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:21 Apr 2021 02:10
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