ISSN : 1796-203X
Volume : 3    Issue : 4    Date : April 2008

Building Design Optimization Using Sequential Linear Programming
Rekha Bhowmik
Page(s): 58-64
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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