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Global optimization of pipe networks by the interval analysis approach: the Belgium network case

J.F. Bonnans(Frederic.Bonnans***at***inria.fr)
G. Spiers(gregoire.spiers***at***polytechnique.org)
J.-L. Vie(jean-leopold.vie***at***polytechnique.org)

Abstract: We show that global optimization techniques, based on interval analysis and constraint propagation, succeed in solving the classical problem of optimization of the Belgium gas network.

Keywords: Pipe networks, global optimization, constraint programming, interval analysis.

Category 1: Global Optimization (Applications )

Category 2: Network Optimization

Category 3: Applications -- OR and Management Sciences (Transportation )

Citation: Published as Inria Research report RR-7796, November 2011.

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Entry Submitted: 11/20/2011
Entry Accepted: 11/20/2011
Entry Last Modified: 11/20/2011

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