A Virtual-Force Based Swarm Algorithm for Balanced Circular Bin Packing Problems

Juliette Gamot, Mathieu Balesdent, Romain Wuilbercq, Arnault Tremolet, Nouredine Melab, El-Ghazali Talbi
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence (cs.AI), Neural and Evolutionary Computing (cs.NE)
2023-05-31 16:00:00
Balanced circular bin packing problems consist in positioning a given number of weighted circles in order to minimize the radius of a circular container while satisfying equilibrium constraints. These problems are NP-hard, highly constrained and dimensional. This paper describes a swarm algorithm based on a virtual-force system in order to solve balanced circular bin packing problems. In the proposed approach, a system of forces is applied to each component allowing to take into account the constraints and minimizing the objective function using the fundamental principle of dynamics. The proposed algorithm is experimented and validated on benchmarks of various balanced circular bin packing problems with up to 300 circles. The reported results allow to assess the effectiveness of the proposed approach compared to existing results from the literature.
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