Title: Optimal control of double-deck elevator group using genetic algorithm

Authors: Janne Sorsa, Marja-Liisa Siikonen and Harri Ehtamo

Status: International Transactions in Operational Research Vol. 10, No. 2, 2003, pp. 103-114.

Keywords: control; vehicle routing, optimization; simulation

We shall introduce the principles of optimal routing of double-deck elevators. The elevator routing problem is formulated as an integer programming problem and it is solved using a genetic algorithm in a real-time system. The optimal routes of double-deck elevators have not been considered earlier in the literature. The simulation results are analyzed with discussion about the significance of the method.