Weighted Superposition Attraction Algorithm for Type II Two-Sided Assembly Line Balancing Problem

Madenoğlu F. S., Baykasoğlu A., Özbakır L.

International Conference on Applied Mathematics in Engineering (ICAME), Balıkesir, Turkey, 27 - 29 June 2018, pp.96

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Balıkesir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.96
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


In a two sided assembly line, different assembly tasks are carried out on the same product in parallel to both left and right sides of the line [1]. A metaheuristic approach is proposed to solve two sided assembly line balancing problem (TSALB) of type II in this study. Weighted Superposition Attraction (WSA) [2,3], which is based on two basic mechanisms, ‘superposition’ and ‘attracted movement of agents’ is adopted to solve TSALB with the objective of cycle time minimization for a given number of stations. Extensive computational study is carried out and the results are compared with the results of several algorithms from the literature.