A solution to the 3-D optimal packaging problem is presented. The positions and orientations of arbitrarily shaped objects in arbitrarily shaped 3-D containers are found. Mass property and spatial criteria are addressed. The robustness and speed of the optimal packaging solution is increased by supplying explicit gradients for the optimization search routines.
Issue Section:Research Papers
Topics:Packaging, Solids, Containers, Optimization, Robustness
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