An Analysis of the LOGAIR Distribution System Using Optimization Principles.
Final scientific rept. 1 Oct 76-30 Sep 81,
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIV DALLAS TX DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH
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The major objective of this research was to build mathematical programming models and specialized software to assist Air Force personnel at Wright-Patterson AFB in the design of the LOGAIR Distribution System. A description of the problem, the mathematical models developed, and the software developed are presented. The software has been documented and installed at Wright-Patterson and is currently being used by Air Force Logistics Command personnel. A secondary objective of the principal investigator was to address the issue of how one can automatically convert general linear programs into network models. The underlying mathematical results which can be used to develop either exact transformation algorithms or heuristic transformation algorithms are represented in Section III. This section concludes with a heuristic algorithm which, it is believed, holds the best hope for routinely converting linear programs into network programs or network programs with extra constraints.
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