The Quadratic Assignment Problem (QAP) can be solved by linearization, where one formulates the QAP as a mixed integer linear programming (MILP) problem. On the one hand, most of these linearization are tight, but hardly exploited within a reasonable computing time because of their size. On the other hand, Kaufman and Broeckx formulation [1] is the smallest of these linearizations, but very weak. In this paper, we analyze how Kaufman and Broeckx formulation can be tightened to obtain better QAP-MILP formulations. As we show in our numerical experiments, these tightened formulations remain small but computationally effective in order to solve the QAP by means of general purpose MILP solvers.

## Citation

Statistics and Operations Research,Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC),C/ Tulipán s/n, 28933,Móstoles (Madrid),Spain 04/2010