Global Approaches for the Nonconvex Optimization of Pipe Networksby G. V. Loganathan, Virginia Polytechnic Inst and State, Univ, Blacksburg, United States,
J. J. Greene, Virginia Polytechnic Inst and State, Univ, Blacksburg, United States,
Abstract: Because the pipe network problem is nonconvex, two global search schemes, MULTISTART and ANNEALING, are employed to permit a local optimum seeking method to migrate among various local minima. An example problem from the literature is solved using the proposed procedures. The optimal solution has a cost which is significantly smaller than the ones reported by other researchers.
Subject Headings: Pipelines | Optimization models | Computer models | Fluid flow | Permits | Pipe networks | Computer networks | Pipe flow
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