An Efficient Minimal Cost Flow Algorithm.
Operations research rept.,
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV RALEIGH DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
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One of the methods of solving the minimal cost flow problem is to find cycles of negative length in a marginal cost network. These negative cycles indicate a change in the flows around the cycle, which will result in a reduction in the total cost. The proposed method finds negative cycles by attempting to find the shortest chains from a fixed node to all other nodes. Results of computational experiments comparing this algorithm with the out-of-kilter algorithm are presented. These results indicate that the proposed method of repetitively detecting negative cycles yields an efficient minimal cost flow algorithm. Author
- Operations Research