Journal of Applied Mathematics
- J. Appl. Math.
- Volume 2014, Special Issue (2014), Article ID 160262, 8 pages.
An Effective Branch and Bound Algorithm for Minimax Linear Fractional Programming
An effective branch and bound algorithm is proposed for globally solving minimax linear fractional programming problem (MLFP). In this algorithm, the lower bounds are computed during the branch and bound search by solving a sequence of linear relaxation programming problems (LRP) of the problem (MLFP), which can be derived by using a new linear relaxation bounding technique, and which can be effectively solved by the simplex method. The proposed branch and bound algorithm is convergent to the global optimal solution of the problem (MLFP) through the successive refinement of the feasible region and solutions of a series of the LRP. Numerical results for several test problems are reported to show the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.
J. Appl. Math., Volume 2014, Special Issue (2014), Article ID 160262, 8 pages.
First available in Project Euclid: 27 February 2015
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Jiao, Hong-Wei; Wang, Feng-Hui; Chen, Yong-Qiang. An Effective Branch and Bound Algorithm for Minimax Linear Fractional Programming. J. Appl. Math. 2014, Special Issue (2014), Article ID 160262, 8 pages. doi:10.1155/2014/160262. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jam/1425050730