A Layout Technique for Multiple Floor Layout Problem Considering the Area of an Elevator

Takanari Inoue, Kenichiro Matsuzaki, Kazuho Yoshimoto*, Weerapat Sessomboon

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This paper presents a layout technique for the multiple floor layout problems. Compared with the carriage in horizontal way, the carriage in vertical way needs more cost dramatically and gets complicated with the assignment for each carriage, because of using vertical transportation equipment such as elevator. Then we need multiple floor layout algorithms that consider proper location and number of vertical transportation equipment. We considered about the area of elevator inside the facility and several kinds of vertical transportation equipment, draw up the approximate optimum layout by Space Filling Curve, examine the possibility about the layout in practice consideration about timing of production, and suggest more realistic multiple floor layout algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2083-2089
Number of pages7
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number658
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Multiple Floor Layout Problem
  • Simulated Annealing
  • Simulation
  • Space Filling Curve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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