On the Exhaustivity of Simplicial Partitioning

During the last 40 years, simplicial partitioning has shown itself to be highly useful, including in the field of Nonlinear Optimisation. In this article, we consider results on the exhaustivity of simplicial partitioning schemes. We consider conjectures on this exhaustivity which seem at first glance to be true (two of which have been stated as true in published articles). However, we will provide counter examples to these conjectures. We also provide a new simplicial partitioning scheme, which provides a lot of freedom, whilst guaranteeing exhaustivity.


Preprint, 2012