Optimal synthesis of multiproduct batch plants with cyclic scheduling and inventory considerations

@inproceedings{Voudouris2015OptimalSO,
  title={Optimal synthesis of multiproduct batch plants with cyclic scheduling and inventory considerations},
  author={Vlasios Voudouris and Ignacio E. Grossmann},
  year={2015}
}
This paper addresses the problem of determining the optimal configuration and cyclic operation of batch plants in which all the products require the same processing sequence. In particular, the problem can be stated as follows. Given are demands of a number of products, as well as technical information on the processing tasks (size factors, processing times, clean-up times) which are not restricted to a zero-wait policy. Given are also cost data for investment and product inventories, a list of… CONTINUE READING