Journal of Applied Mathematics

Geometry-Experiment Algorithm for Steiner Minimal Tree Problem

Zong-Xiao Yang, Xiao-Yao Jia, Jie-Yu Hao, and Yan-Ping Gao

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Abstract

It is well known that the Steiner minimal tree problem is one of the classical nonlinear combinatorial optimization problems. A visualization experiment approach succeeds in generating Steiner points automatically and showing the system shortest path, named Steiner minimum tree, physically and intuitively. However, it is difficult to form stabilized system shortest path when the number of given points is increased and irregularly distributed. Two algorithms, geometry algorithm and geometry-experiment algorithm (GEA), are constructed to solve system shortest path using the property of Delaunay diagram and basic philosophy of Geo-Steiner algorithm and matching up with the visualization experiment approach (VEA) when the given points increase. The approximate optimizing results are received by GEA and VEA for two examples. The validity of GEA was proved by solving practical problems in engineering, experiment, and comparative analysis. And the global shortest path can be obtained by GEA successfully with several actual calculations.

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Source
J. Appl. Math., Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 367107, 10 pages.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 14 March 2014

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jam/1394807926

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1155/2013/367107

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3039739

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1268.65085

Citation

Yang, Zong-Xiao; Jia, Xiao-Yao; Hao, Jie-Yu; Gao, Yan-Ping. Geometry-Experiment Algorithm for Steiner Minimal Tree Problem. J. Appl. Math. 2013 (2013), Article ID 367107, 10 pages. doi:10.1155/2013/367107. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jam/1394807926


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