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Supervisors

Dr Robert Burdett
Position
Senior Research Fellow
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Associate Professor Paul Corry
Position
Associate Professor in Operations Research
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Science

Overview

Network flow is impeded by the arcs present in the network and their associated length/weighting.  Arcs can be added/removed to “debottleneck the network. But which ones? At what cost?

Research activities

Develop a mixed integer programming model to optimally debottleneck a network. Implement the model in CPLEX and revise model as needed. Create test cases/instances. Solve test cases and report.

Outcomes

A new max flow approach

Skills and experience

Operations Research, mathematical modelling, CPLEX or other optimization package

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