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A hierarchy of relaxations for linear generalized disjunctive programming


  • Sawaya, Nicolas
  • Grossmann, Ignacio


Generalized disjunctive programming (GDP), originally developed by Raman and Grossmann (1994), is an extension of the well-known disjunctive programming paradigm developed by Balas in the mid 70s in his seminal technical report (Balas, 1974). This mathematical representation of discrete-continuous optimization problems, which represents an alternative to the mixed-integer program (MIP), led to the development of customized algorithms that successfully exploited the underlying logical structure of the problem. The underlying theory of these methods, however, borrowed only in a limited way from the theories of disjunctive programming, and the unique insights from Balas’ work have not been fully exploited.

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  • Sawaya, Nicolas & Grossmann, Ignacio, 2012. "A hierarchy of relaxations for linear generalized disjunctive programming," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 216(1), pages 70-82.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:216:y:2012:i:1:p:70-82
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2011.07.018

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