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By Lahbib Chibani

This e-book offers the built-in procedure of study and optimum layout of buildings. This method, that's less complicated than the so-called nested technique, has the trouble of producing a wide optimization challenge. to beat this challenge a technique of decomposition through multilevel is constructed. this method, that's additionally appropriate for implementation on parallel processing desktops, has the benefit of decreasing the scale of the optimization challenge generated. The geometric programming for either equality and inequality constraints is utilized in the optimization.

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D becomes too large, it is more efficient to solve the primal problem. 3 Solution of the Primal Problem by Condensation The idea here is to transform the primal geometric program to a linear program (LP). First a new variable Xo and one constraint are added to the original problem. 12) subject to the constraints, P,(X) < 1 1=0,1,2, ... ,L' o

To t=1,2, .. ,1j and 1=1,2, .. 10) In the dual problem, we have N+l equality constraints and T variables (corresponding to the number of all terms in the primal problem). D) is expressed as the difference between the number of dual variables and the number of independent linear equations. D is zero, the solution is determined uniquely by solving the system of dual linear equalities. D is greater than zero, the dual problem can still be solved by eliminating N+l variables (called dependent variables) and reducing the number of total variables to a number equal to the number of degrees of freedom.

DM are the subsystem variables, where Dn (n =1,2, ... M), represents a su bvector of the variables associated with the ntA subsystem, and M is the number of subsystems. 8) gn( O,D n ) ~ 0 DLn OL < < Dn 0 < < n=I,2, ... 10) where the variables 0 may appear in all expressions, while the variables Dn appear only in the sets hn =0 and gn ~ 0 as well as in the term f n of the objective function. OL, D~, OU, and D:: are the lower and upper bound vectors. 17) for all Dn (n=I,2, ... 15). 19) This formulation implies additional constraint on C, which requires that all the values Hn{ C) exist, or all the first-level design problems have non-empty feasible 47 design space for the current value of C.

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