The strength of multi-row models

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The strength of multi-row models
We develop a method for computing facet-defining valid inequalities for any mixed-integer set PJ . While our practical implementation does not return only facet-defining inequalities, it is able to find a separating cut whenever one exists. The separator is not comparable in speed with the specific cutting-plane generators used in branch-and-cut solvers, but it is general-purpose. We can thus use it to compute cuts derived from any reasonably small relaxation PJ of a general mixedinteger problem, even when there exists no specific implementation for computing cuts with PJ . Exploiting this, we evaluate, from a computational perspective, the usefulness of cuts derived from several types of multi-row relaxations. In particular, we present results with four different strengthenings of the two-row intersection cut model, and multi-row models with up to fifteen rows. We conclude that only fully-strengthened two-row cuts seem to offer a significant advantage over two-row intersecti...
Quentin Louveaux, Laurent Poirrier, Domenico Salva
Added 15 Apr 2016
Updated 15 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2015
Where MPC
Authors Quentin Louveaux, Laurent Poirrier, Domenico Salvagnin
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