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A new class of algorithms for solving nonlinearly constrained mixed variable optimization problems is presented. This class combines and extends the Audet-De...

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This paper formulates and analyzes a pattern search method for general constrained optimization based on filter methods for step acceptance. Roughly, a f...

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Cet article propose un modèle d’optimisation des stratégies de maintenance pour une meilleure intégration dans un plan de production préétabli. Le modèle est...

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We present an exact algorithm and three applications of nonconvex quadratically constrained quadratic programming. First, we consider the pooling problem fro...

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La majorité des auteurs traitant du problème de design d'implantation d'usine considèrent que la sélection de la configuration du réseau de manutention est f...

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Generalized logical analysis aims at modelling complex biological systems, especially the so-called regulatory systems like genetic networks. The main feat...

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The pooling problem, which is fundamental to the petroleum industry, describes a situation where products possessing different attribute qualities are mixed...

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A common question asked by users of direct search algorithms is how to use derivative information at iterates where it is available. This paper addresses th...

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This paper describes a method for evaluating the kinetic constants in a rate expression for catalytic combustion applications using experimental light-off c...

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This paper contains a new convergence analysis for the Lewis and Torczon GPS class of pattern search methods for linearly constrained optimization. The ana...

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This paper presents a multi-commodity network design approach to solve the problem of simultaneously locating I/O stations and determining the orientation o...

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In the literature, thermal insulation systems with a fixed number of heat intercepts have been optimized with respect to intercept locations and temperature...

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The recent Variable Neighborhood Search (VNS) metaheuristic combines local search with systematic changes of neighborhood in the descent and escape from loc...

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Let <i>G</i> be a simple graph and <i>C</i> and <i>D</i> two proper colourings of <i>G</i>. The problem of colour switching consists of finding a sequence ...

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We study empirically the topology of the local minima of the 3-SAT problem. In particular, we analyze the size of the plateaus, their altitude, their attrac...

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In the last 15 years, considerable efforts have been placed on integrating product and process design. This integration can improve product quality, reduce...

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An FMS environment requires a flexible and adaptable material handling system. Automated guided vehicles (AGV) provide such a system. One of the component...

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If it is assumed that the final product of bromination of C<sub>60</sub> will obey two rules, (i) that no two <i>sp</i><sup>3</sup> carbons may be adjacent,...

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This paper describes a decision support system based on a sophisticated mixed integer linear programming model, EUGENE, developed to help the regional decis...

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We describe a method of channel assignment for cellular telephone systems (in which a limited number of rearrangements are allowed) that gives good performa...

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