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JCP 2008 Vol.3(4): 58-64 ISSN: 1796-203X
doi: 10.4304/jcp.3.4.58-64

Building Design Optimization Using Sequential Linear Programming

Rekha Bhowmik
1Sam Houston State University, Department of Computing Science, Huntsville, TX, USA

Abstract—In this paper a nonlinear programming approach is used for the minimization of total communication cost to determine the optimum room dimensions for each room. The nonlinear programming problem is solved by the Improved Move Limit Method of Sequential Linear Programming. In this method, the objective function and all the constraints are linearised in the neighborhood of the design point and an optimum obtained through simplex algorithm. To ensure that the movement is not large, appropriate move limits are imposed as constraints. The linearization and LP solution are repeated until the exact optimum is located.

Index Terms—Optimization, Move Limit Method, Sequential Linear Programming, Layout

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Cite: Rekha Bhowmik, "Building Design Optimization Using Sequential Linear Programming," Journal of Computers vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 58-64, 2008.

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ISSN: 1796-203X
Abbreviated Title: J.Comput.
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Liansheng Tan
Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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