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Using the parametric approach to solve the continuous-time linear fractional max–min problems


  • Ching-Feng Wen


  • Hsien-Chung Wu



A numerical algorithm based on parametric approach is proposed in this paper to solve a class of continuous-time linear fractional max-min programming problems. We shall transform this original problem into a continuous-time non-fractional programming problem, which unfortunately happens to be a continuous-time nonlinear programming problem. In order to tackle this nonlinear problem, we propose the auxiliary problem that will be formulated as a parametric continuous-time linear programming problem. We also introduce a dual problem of this parametric continuous-time linear programming problem in which the weak duality theorem also holds true. We introduce the discrete approximation method to solve the primal and dual pair of parametric continuous-time linear programming problems by using the recurrence method. Finally, we provide two numerical examples to demonstrate the usefulness of this algorithm. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2012

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  • Ching-Feng Wen & Hsien-Chung Wu, 2012. "Using the parametric approach to solve the continuous-time linear fractional max–min problems," Journal of Global Optimization, Springer, vol. 54(1), pages 129-153, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jglopt:v:54:y:2012:i:1:p:129-153
    DOI: 10.1007/s10898-011-9751-9

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    1. Ching-Feng Wen & Hsien-Chung Wu, 2011. "Using the Dinkelbach-type algorithm to solve the continuous-time linear fractional programming problems," Journal of Global Optimization, Springer, vol. 49(2), pages 237-263, February.
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