Mathematical Programming

, Volume 53, Issue 1–3, pp 339–359 | Cite as

A decomposition method using a pricing mechanism for min concave cost flow problems with a hierarchical structure

  • Phan Thien Thach


In this paper we develop a decomposition method using a pricing mechanism which has been widely applied to linear and convex programs for a class of nonconvex optimization problems that are min concave cost flow problems under directed, uncapacitated networks with a hierarchical structure.

Key words

Concave cost hierarchical structure uncapacitated network nonconvex decomposition pricing mechanism global optimization 


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© The Mathematical Programming Society, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Phan Thien Thach
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  1. 1.Institute of MathematicsBoho, HanoiVietnam

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