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YAMASHITA, Denise Sato  y  MORABITO, Reinaldo. A note on mathematical modeling for loading boxes into containers while considering cargo stability. Prod. [online]. 2015, vol.25, n.1, pp.113-124.  Epub 05-Jul-2013. ISSN 0103-6513.

This study addresses the problem of packing boxes into containers while considering the cargo stability of the loading. The mathematical formulation generalizing the stability concept in Junqueira, Morabito and Yamashita (2010) is presented, and computational tests are performed using optimization software. This formulation explores cargo stability by accounting for the support of various points in the base and the lateral faces of the boxes (for example, points in the corners and borders of the boxes). The proposed method (in its current version) is limited to problems of moderate size, thus motivating future research to explore heuristic approaches and relaxation and decomposition methods, among others, to approach large problems.

Palabras clave : Cutting and packing problems; Container loading; Cargo stability; Combinatorial optimization; Mathematical modeling..

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