Capacitated Facility Location Model with Risk Pooling

The Facility Location Model with Risk Pooling (LMRP) extends the uncapacitated fixed charge model to incorporate inventory decisions at the distribution centers (DCs). In this paper, we introduce a capacitated version of the LMRP that handles inventory management at the DCs such that the capacity limitations at the DCs are not exceeded. We consider a … Read more

An algorithm model for mixed variable programming

In this paper we consider a particular class of nonlinear optimization problems involving both continuous and discrete variables. The distinguishing feature of this class of nonlinear mixed optimization problems is that the structure and the number of variables of the problem depend on the values of some discrete variables. In particular we define a general … Read more

Socially optimal location of facilities with fixed servers, stochastic demand and congestion

We present two capacity choice scenarios for the socially optimal location of facilities with fixed servers, stochastic demand and congestion. Walk-in health clinics, motor vehicle inspection stations, automobile emissions testing stations, and internal service systems are motivating examples of such facilities. The choice of locations for such facilities influences not only distances for users traveling … Read more

Solving large MINLPs on computational grids

We consider the solution of Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming (MINLP) problems by a parallel implementation of nonlinear branch-and-bound on a computational grid or meta-computer. Computational experience on a set of large MINLPs is reported which indicates that this approach is efficient for the solution of large MINLPs. Citation Numerical Analysis Report NA/200, Department of Mathematics, … Read more

Pattern search algorithms for mixed variable programming

Many engineering optimization problems involve a special kind of discrete variable that {\em can} be represented by a number, but this representation has no significance. Such variables arise when a decision involves some situation like a choice from an unordered list of categories. This has two implications: The standard approach of solving problems with continuous … Read more

Mixed variable optimization of the number and composition of heat intercepts in a thermal insulation system

In the literature, thermal insulation systems with a fixed number of heat intercepts have been optimized with respect to intercept locations and temperatures. The number of intercepts and the types of insulators that surround them were chosen by parametric studies. This was because the optimization methods used could not treat such categorical variables. Discrete optimization … Read more

Generating Convex Polynomial Inequalities for Mixed 0-1 Programs

We develop a method for generating valid convex polynomial inequalities for mixed 0-1 convex programs. We also show how these inequalities can be generated in the linear case by defining cut generation problems using a projection cone. The basic results for quadratic inequalities are extended to generate convex polynomial inequalities. Article Download View Generating Convex … Read more

Integrating SQP and branch-and-bound for Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming

This paper considers the solution of Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming (MINLP) problems. Classical methods for the solution of MINLP problems decompose the problem by separating the nonlinear part from the integer part. This approach is largely due to the existence of packaged software for solving Nonlinear Programming (NLP) and Mixed Integer Linear Programming problems. In … Read more