A Heuristic Method for Searching Optimum Path in Contamination
Contaminating processes are present in various manufacturing
industries, whose effects are attempted to minimize.
A typical case corresponds to dyeing of fabrics in the textile
industry. Modeling of the process leads to matrices which, though
corresponding to the Asymmetrical Traveling Salesman Problem,
have characteristics that facilitate the search process, allowing
discovery of the optimum path with a short range search.
In this paper, we present a model that allows the use of
optimization techniques to minimize the dyestuff pollution
effect, and heuristic considerations facilitating the industrial
task of determining the