The Supporting Hyperplane Optimization Toolkit

In this paper, an open source solver for mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) problems is presented. The Supporting Hyperplane Optimization Toolkit (SHOT) combines a dual strategy based on polyhedral outer approximations (POA) with primal heuristics. The outer approximation is achieved by expressing the nonlinear feasible set of the MINLP problem with linearizations obtained with the extended … Read more

A Center-Cut Algorithm for Quickly Obtaining Feasible Solutions and Solving Convex MINLP Problems

Here we present a center-cut algorithm for convex mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) that can either be used as a primal heuristic or as a deterministic solution technique. Like many other algorithms for convex MINLP, the center-cut algorithm constructs a linear approximation of the original problem. The main idea of the algorithm is to use the … Read more