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Optimized Packings with Applications

  • Giorgio Fasano
  • János D. Pintér
  • Contains an in-depth discussion of advanced model development strategies for optimized packings

  • Presents state-of-the-art methodology for handling optimized object packing problems

  • Illustrates key mathematical modeling and numerical solutions of algorithmic strategies and application case studies?


Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 105)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sophie Demassey, Fabien Hermenier, Vincent Kherbache
    Pages 19-35
  3. Georges M. Fadel, Margaret M. Wiecek
    Pages 37-66
  4. Giorgio Fasano, Claudia Lavopa, Davide Negri, Maria Chiara Vola
    Pages 87-117
  5. Andreas Fischer, Guntram Scheithauer
    Pages 119-156
  6. Stefano Gliozzi, Alessandro Castellazzo, Giorgio Fasano
    Pages 157-173
  7. Balázs L. Lévai, Balázs Bánhelyi
    Pages 175-185
  8. Igor Litvinchev, Luis Infante, Lucero Ozuna
    Pages 187-205
  9. Mihály Csaba Markót
    Pages 225-242
  10. Sudharshana Srinivasan, J. Paul Brooks, Jill Hardin Wilson
    Pages 243-263
  11. Yuriy Stoyan, Tatiana Romanova, Alexander Pankratov, Andrey Chugay
    Pages 265-293
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 319-326

About this book


This volume presents a selection of case studies that address a substantial range of optimized object packings (OOP) and their applications. The contributing authors are well-recognized researchers and practitioners. The mathematical modelling and numerical solution aspects of each application case study are presented in sufficient detail. A broad range of OOP problems are discussed: these include various specific and non-standard container loading and object packing problems, as well as the stowing of hazardous and other materials on container ships, data centre resource management, automotive engineering design, space station logistic support, cutting and packing problems with placement constraints, the optimal design of LED street lighting, robust sensor deployment strategies, spatial scheduling problems, and graph coloring models and metaheuristics for packing applications. Novel points of view related to model development and to computational nonlinear, global, mixed integer optimization and heuristic strategies are also discussed.

Optimized Packings with Applications will benefit researchers and practitioners working on a broad range of topical engineering and operations research applications. Academics, graduate and post-graduate students in the fields of engineering, applied mathematics, operations research and optimization will also find the book useful, since it discusses a range of advanced model development and solution techniques and tools in the context of real-world applications and new challenges.


Mixed integer-continuous optimization Multiple criteria decision making Nonlinear optimization Optimized object packings Real-world applications and case studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Giorgio Fasano
    • 1
  • János D. Pintér
    • 2
  1. 1.Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.ATurinItaly
  2. 2.Pintér Consulting Services, Inc.HalifaxCanada

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