Orthogonal Packings in Two Dimensions

  • Baker B
  • Coffman, Jr. E
  • Rivest R
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Abstract

We consider problems of packing an arbitrary collection of rectangular pieces into an open-ended, rectangular bin so as to minimize the height achieved by any piece. This problem has numerous applications in operations research and studies of computer operation. We devise efficient approximation algorithms, study their limitations, and derive worst-case bounds on the performance of the packings they produce.

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Authors

  • Brenda S. Baker

  • E. G. Coffman, Jr.

  • Ronald L. Rivest

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