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A survey of methods that have been used to solve the vehicle routing problem (VRP) and the time constrained vehicle routing problem (VRPTC) is reviewed in this paper. Emphasis is placed on heuristics that may be combined with genetic algorithms (GA) in order to improve the quality or efficiency of the solution. Artificial intelligence (AI) search heuristic… (More)
This paper outlines the design and development of an interactive virtual laboratory toolset, TelcSim, designed to enhance students' learning of basic telecommunication principles. This study establishes the increasing demand for technically competent IT professionals throughout this decade. Next, the mix, motivation, and background of students entering the… (More)
The purpose of this paper is to explore the application of an artificial intelligence search technique, the genetic algorithm (GA), to solve order-based problems. The emphasis of this study is on exploring GA-based solutions for the traveling salesman problem (TSP) and the time constrained vehicle routing problem (VRPTC).