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Solving the Capacitated Arc Routing Problem with Time Windows using Column Generation


  • Johnson, Ellis L.

    (School of Industrial and Systems Engineering)

  • Wøhlk, Sanne

    () (Department of Business Studies, Aarhus School of Business)


In this paper we consider the Capacitated Arc Routing Problem with Time windows. We suggest two algorithms for solving the problem to optimality and a heuristic for obtaining high quality solutions. To our knowledge this is the first paper to consider optimal solution of that problem.

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  • Johnson, Ellis L. & Wøhlk, Sanne, 2009. "Solving the Capacitated Arc Routing Problem with Time Windows using Column Generation," CORAL Working Papers L-2008-09, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Business Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhb:aarbls:2008-009

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    1. George B. Dantzig & Philip Wolfe, 1960. "Decomposition Principle for Linear Programs," Operations Research, INFORMS, vol. 8(1), pages 101-111, February.
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    3. Cynthia Barnhart & Ellis L. Johnson & George L. Nemhauser & Martin W. P. Savelsbergh & Pamela H. Vance, 1998. "Branch-and-Price: Column Generation for Solving Huge Integer Programs," Operations Research, INFORMS, vol. 46(3), pages 316-329, June.
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    1. Nossack, Jenny & Golden, Bruce & Pesch, Erwin & Zhang, Rui, 2017. "The windy rural postman problem with a time-dependent zigzag option," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 258(3), pages 1131-1142.

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    CARP-TW; column generation; heuristics;

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