Polyhedral results for two-connected networks with bounded rings

We study the polyhedron associated with a network design problem which consists in determining at minimum cost a two-connected network such that the shortest cycle to which each edge belongs (a “ring”) does not exceed a given length K. We present here a new formulation of the problem and derive facet results for different classes … Read more

Branch-and-cut for the k-way equipartition problem

We investigate the polyhedral structure of a formulation of the k-way equipartition problem and a branch-and-cut algorithm for the problem. The k-way equipartition problem requires dividing the vertices of a weighted graph into k equally sized sets, so as to minimize the total weight of edges that have both endpoints in the same set. Applications … Read more

Realignment in the NFL

The National Football League (NFL) in the United States will expand to 32 teams in 2002 with the addition of a team in Houston. At that point, the league will be realigned into eight divisions, each containing four teams. We describe a branch-and-cut algorithm for minimizing the sum of intradivisional travel distances. We consider first … Read more

A Family of Facets for the p-Median Polytope

We present a nontrivial family of facet-defining inequalities for the p-median polytope. We incorporate the inequalities in a branch-and-cut scheme, and we report computational results that demonstrate their effectiveness. Citation Department of Industrial Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, submitted Article Download View A Family of Facets for the p-Median Polytope

A Family of Inequalities for the Generalized Assignment Polytope

We present a family of inequalities that are valid for the generalized assignment polytope. Although the inequalities are not facet-defining in general, they define facets of a polytope of a relaxation. We report computational results on the use of the inequalities in a branch-and-cut scheme that demonstrate their effectiveness. Citation Department of Industrial Engineering, State … Read more