Using constraint partitioning and variable elimination, the authors have recently developed an efficient algorithm for solving linear goal programming problems. However, many goal programs require some or all of the decision variables to be integer valued. This paper shows how the new partitioning algorithm can be extended with a modified branch and bound strategy to solve both pure and mixed type integer goal programming problems. A potential problem in combining the partitioning algorithm and the branch and bound search scheme is presented and resolved.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modeling and Simulation
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Information Systems and Management