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On the polyhedrality of closures of multi-branch split sets and other polyhedra with bounded max-facet-width

Diego Moran (diego.moran***at***uai.cl)
Oktay Gunluk (gunluk***at***us.ibm.com)
Sanjeeb Dash (sanjeebd***at***us.ibm.com )

Abstract: For a fixed integer $t > 0$, we say that a $t$-branch split set (the union of $t$ split sets) is dominated by another one on a polyhedron $P$ if all cuts for $P$ obtained from the first $t$-branch split set are implied by cuts obtained from the second one. We prove that given a rational polyhedron $P$, any arbitrary family of $t$-branch split sets has a finite subfamily such that each element of the family is dominated on $P$ by an element from the subfamily. The result for $t=1$ (i.e., for split sets) was proved by Averkov (2012) extending results in Andersen, Cornu\'ejols and Li (2005). Our result implies that the closure of $P$ with respect to any family of $t$-branch split sets is a polyhedron. We extend this result by replacing split sets with polyhedral sets with bounded max-facet-width as building blocks and show that any family of such sets also has a finite dominating subfamily. This result generalizes a result of Averkov (2012) on bounded max-facet-width polyhedra.

Keywords: Integer Programming, Cutting planes, Closure, Polyhedrality

Category 1: Integer Programming ((Mixed) Integer Linear Programming )

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Entry Submitted: 08/02/2016
Entry Accepted: 08/02/2016
Entry Last Modified: 08/02/2016

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