Chapter . Optimisation of nesting using Simulated Annealing

R. La Brooy[a], W. Cheetham[b], C. Jiang[c]’ Zhang, M[d]


Simulated Annealing (SA) is a recognized optimization process. The paper describes the process of Simulated Annealing that was used to optimise shape placement on expensive parent substrates such as carbon fibre or leather. This paper will also outline issues concerned with enabling SA to produce quality solutions in real time.


Simulated Annealing is the optimising procedure mimicking the attainment of a low energy state of atoms caused by the slow annealing[1] of a metal. The optimisation algorithm simulates this physical procedure by reducing an analytic variable T, (directly analogous to temperature), systematically. ...

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