This paper addresses a variant of the Euclidean traveling salesman problem in which the traveler visits a node if it passes through the neighborhood set of that node. The problem is known as the close-enough traveling salesman problem. We introduce a new effective discretization scheme that allows us to compute both a lower and an upper bound for the optimal solution. Moreover, we apply a graph reduction algorithm that significantly reduces the problem size and speeds up computation of the bounds. We evaluate the effectiveness and the performance of our approach on several benchmark instances. The computational results show that our algorithm is faster than the other algorithms available in the literature and that the bounds it provides are almost always more accurate.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.cor.2016.09.003|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000390071400013|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-84988432463|
|Titolo:||A novel discretization scheme for the close enough traveling salesman problem|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|