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dc.contributor.authorSeda Alp
dc.contributor.authorGurdal Ertek
dc.contributor.authorS.Ilker Birbil
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-02T09:49:35Z
dc.date.available2018-04-02T09:49:35Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.adu.ac.ae/handle/1/960
dc.descriptionThe cutting stock problem is encountered in many industries, including the construction industry. In constructions, steel bars (reinforcement bars) of certain lengths are needed in specified quantities. These bars are cut from long steel bars (with lengths as much as 1200 cms) according to the cutting patterns. The problem is to find the "optimal" cutting patterns, where the total number of long steel bars used is minimized, subject to the constraint that the desired shorter steel bars are cut in required quantities.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents an application of the well-known cutting stock problem to a construction firm. The goal of the 1Dimensional (1D) cutting stock problem is to cut the bars of desired lengths in required quantities from longer bars of given length. The company for which we carried out this study encounters 1D cutting stock problem in cutting steel bars (reinforcement bars) for its construction projects. We have developed several solution approaches to solving the company’s problem: Building and solving an integer programming (IP) model in a modeling environment, developing our own software that uses a mixed integer programming (MIP) software library, and testing some of the commercial software packages available on the internet. In this paper, we summarize our experiences with all the three approaches. We also present a benchmark of existing commercial software packages, and some critical insights. Finally, we suggest a visual approach for increasing performance in solving the cutting stock problem and demonstrate the applicability of this approach using the company’s data on two construction projects.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMIMAG Turekyen_US
dc.subjectDecision Support Systemsen_US
dc.subjectManagement Information Systemsen_US
dc.titleApplication of the Cutting Stock Problem to a Construction Company: A Case Studyen_US
dc.title.alternativeApplication of the Cutting Stock Problem to a Construction Company: A Case Studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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