EURO Journal on Computational Optimization

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 367–392 | Cite as

Matheuristics for optimizing the network in German wagonload traffic

  • Julia Sender
  • Thomas Siwczyk
  • Petra Mutzel
  • Uwe Clausen
Original Paper

Abstract

In this paper, we consider a capacitated multiple allocation hub location problem derived from a practical application in network design of German wagonload traffic. Due to the difficulty to solve even small data sets to optimality, we present two matheuristics: a local search matheuristic and an extension of an evolutionary algorithm matheuristic. Computational results are presented to demonstrate and compare the efficiency of both approaches for real-sized instances.

Keywords

Hub location problems Network design IP Matheuristics Local search Evolutionary algorithms 

Mathematics Subject Classification

90-08 90B06 90B20 90B10 90C11 90C59 90C90 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Transport LogisticsTU DortmundDortmundGermany
  2. 2.Chair of Process Dynamics and OperationsTU DortmundDortmundGermany
  3. 3.Chair of Algorithm EngineeringTU DortmundDortmundGermany
  4. 4.Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, Institute of Transport LogisticsTU DortmundDortmundGermany

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