Lifting 2-integer knapsack inequalities

In this paper we discuss the generation of strong valid inequalities for (mixed) integer knapsack sets based on lifting of valid inequalities for basic knapsack sets with two integer variables (and one continuous variable). The description of the basic polyhedra can be made in polynomial time. We use superadditive valid functions in order to obtain … Read more

Safe bounds in linear and mixed-integer programming

Current mixed-integer linear programming solvers are based on linear programming routines that use floating point arithmetic. Occasionally, this leads to wrong solutions, even for problems where all coefficients and all solution components are small integers. It is shown how, using directed rounding and interval arithmetic, cheap pre- and postprocessing of the linear programs arising in … Read more

A Polyhedral Study of the Cardinality Cosntrained Knapsack Problem

A cardinality constrained knapsack problem is a continuous knapsack problem in which no more than a specified number of nonnegative variables are allowed to be positive. This structure occurs, for example, in areas as finance, location, and scheduling. Traditionally, cardinality constraints are modeled by introducing auxiliary 0-1 variables and additional constraints that relate the continuous … Read more

On Solving The Progressive Party Problem as a MIP

The `Progressive Party Problem’ [smith1995] has long been considered a problem intractable for branch-and-bound mixed integer solvers. Quite impressive results have been reported with constraint programming systems for this problem. As a result the problem has become a standard example in texts on constraint programming. Fortunately, there has been progress in the mixed integer programming … Read more

Optimal location of intermodal freight hubs

Attempts at reducing the externalities of freight transport in Europe are generally focused on the incorporation of a more significant use of rail into freight itineraries. One new scenario for increasing the share of rail in intermodal transport involves the development of a dedicated subnetwork of freight rail lines. Within this European Union project, the … 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

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

Facets of the Complementarity Knapsack Polytope

We present a polyhedral study of the complementarity knapsack problem, in which no auxiliary binary variables are introduced, but rather the inequalities are derived in the space of the continuous variables. Citation School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, GA Tech, under review Article Download View Facets of the Complementarity Knapsack Polytope

On the Value of Binary Expansions For General Mixed-Integer Linear Programs

We study the use of binary variables in reformulating general mixed-integer linear programs. We show that binary reformulations result in problems for which almost all the binary variables replacing a general integer variable need to be explored during branching. We also give computational results on the performance of such reformulations in solving the mixed-integer programs, … Read more