The Gas Transmission Problem Solved by an Extension of the Simplex Algorithm

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Daniel De Wolf ; Yves Smeers (2000)
  • Journal: Management Science, volume 46, issue 11 November, pages 1,454-1,465
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1287/mnsc.46.11.1454.12087
  • Subject: piecewise linear programming: natural resources: energy transport, networks: applications to gas transmission network [mathematics]

The problem of distributing gas through a network of pipelines is formulated as a cost minimization subject to nonlinear flow-pressure relations, material balances, and pressure bounds. The solution method is based on piecewise linear approximations of the nonlinear flo... View more
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