Distributed Optimization for Railway Track Maintenance Operations Planning

Muhammad Faris, Alfredo Nunez, Zhou Su, Bart De Schutter
2018 2018 21st International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC)  
You share, we take care!' -Taverne project https://www.openaccess.nl/en/you-share-we-take-care Otherwise as indicated in Abstract-In this paper, distributed optimization approaches are developed for the planning of maintenance operations of large-scale railway infrastructure formulated as a Mixed-Integer Linear Programming (MILP) problem. The proposed planning problem is solved using three different distributed optimization schemes: Parallel Augmented Lagrangian Relaxation (PALR), Alternating
more » ... rection Method of Multipliers (ADMM), and Distributed Robust Safe But Knowledgeable (DRSBK). The original distributed algorithms are modified to handle the non-convex nature of the optimization problem and to improve the solution quality. The results of large-scale test instances show that DRSBK can outperform the other distributed approaches, by providing the closest-to-optimum solution while requiring the lowest computation time.
doi:10.1109/itsc.2018.8569335 dblp:conf/itsc/FarisNSS18 fatcat:t2q7po222jgnfov67ibjmwqnqy