Packing circles in a square: a theoretical comparison of various convexification techniques

We consider the problem of packing congruent circles with the maximum radius in a unit square. As a mathematical program, this problem is a notoriously difficult nonconvex quadratically constrained optimization problem which possesses a large number of local optima. We study several convexification techniques for the circle packing problem, including polyhedral and semi-definite relaxations and … Read more