Accession Number:

ADA207884

Title:

The Dual Decomposition Method and Its Application to an Interdicted Network

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

This paper introduces the dual decomposition method for determining the distribution of an optimal objective function for a network problem. The objective function is to minimize the shortfall of demands to prioritized sinks for a four day period over a network that is subject to interdiction. The requirements of the model are that the upper and lower bounds on the capabilities of the arcs and nodes of the network and the probabilities of interdiction are known. The dual decomposition method is an iterative approach to enumerating the possible instances of capacities in a capacitated network, based on the dual variables of the previous iteration. The purpose of the procedure is to determine the distribution of the shortfall of demands so that logistics planners can predict the performance of a supply distribution system over a short period of time. Keywords Network Interdiction Transportation Dual decomposition Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE