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J4  2010, Vol. 44 Issue (2): 338-343    DOI: 10.3785/j.issn.1008-973X.2010.02.023
Multi-product clonal selection algorithm and its application to batch plants scheduling
LIN Ke-hong1,2, HE Yi-jun1, CHEN De-zhao1
(1.Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering,Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China;
2. School of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Engineering, Taizhou University, Linhai 317000, China)
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The traditional multi-product multi-stage and multi-machine batch plants scheduling under zero-wait policy (MMMSZ) was only applied to small-scale practical issues. A novel multi-product clonal selection algorithm (MCSA) was proposed according to the feature. The better production program and a lot of entire product batches were created from the production plan. The entire product batches were considered as the antibodies, and the improved clonal selection algorithm was called. MCSA can solve many kinds of problem, search more solution space, efficiently deal with the constraints, and is applicable to the small-scale problem. Large-scale multi-product clonal selection algorithm (LMCSA) was created by employing the periodic scheduling strategy in order to conquer the dimension disaster. MCSA and LMCSA were used to solve two examples of batch plants scheduling. Experimental results show that both algorithms can get the sub-optimal solution with appropriate time and their comprehensive performance is good.

Published: 09 March 2010
CLC:  TQ 021.8  
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LIN Ge-Hong, HE Yi-Jun, CHEN De-Zhao. Multi-product clonal selection algorithm and its application to batch plants scheduling. J4, 2010, 44(2): 338-343.

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