The disassembly line is the best choice for automated disassembly of returned products. However, finding the optimal balance for a disassembly line is computationally intensive with exhaustive search quickly becoming prohibitively large. Metaheuristic techniques provide a general algorithmic framework that can be applied to this optimization problem. Although metaheuristics show promise in solving this complex problem, challenges exist in the variety of evaluation criteria available, a lack of disassembly-specific data sets for metaheuristic testing and a lack of performance analysis tools. In this paper, a balance performance measure is reviewed along with a sizeindependent a priori data set and graphical analysis tools.
Disassembly line balancing, Disassembly, End of life products
Copyright 2004, Surendra M. Gupta
Gupta M. Surendra
Gupta, Surendra M. and McGovern, Seamus M., "Metaheuristic technique for the disassembly line balancing problem" (2004). . Paper 68. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d1001388x
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