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Exact Algorithms based on Benders Decomposition for Multicommmodity Uncapacitated Fixed-charge Network Design


Exact Algorithms based on Benders Decomposition for Multicommmodity Uncapacitated Fixed-charge Network Design

Zetina, Carlos Armando, Contreras, Ivan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0235-8108 and Cordeau, Jean-François (2019) Exact Algorithms based on Benders Decomposition for Multicommmodity Uncapacitated Fixed-charge Network Design. Computers & Operations Research . ISSN 03050548 (In Press)

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This paper presents two exact algorithms based on Benders decomposition for solving the multicommodity uncapacitated fixed-charge network design problem. The first is a branch-and-cut algorithm based on a Benders reformulation enhanced with an in-tree matheuristic to obtain improved feasible solutions, valid inequalities in the projected master problem space to close the linear programming gap, and a tailored core point selection criterion from which significant time savings are obtained. The second exact algorithm exploits the problem’s structure to combine a cut-and-solve strategy with Benders decomposition. Extensive computational experiments show both exact algorithms provide a speed-up of up to three orders of magnitude compared to a state-of-the-art general-purpose MIP solver’s branch-and-cut and blackbox Benders decomposition algorithms.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
Item Type:Article
Authors:Zetina, Carlos Armando and Contreras, Ivan and Cordeau, Jean-François
Journal or Publication:Computers & Operations Research
Date:12 July 2019
  • Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1016/j.cor.2019.07.007
Keywords:Benders decomposition; lift-and-project; local branching; matheuristics
ID Code:985588
Deposited By: Monique Lane
Deposited On:23 Jul 2019 18:57
Last Modified:12 Jul 2022 00:00


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