Solving the Train Timetabling Problem by using Rapid Branching
The topic of this thesis is the implementation of rapid branching to find an integer solution for the train timetabling problem. The techniques that rapid branching are based on are presented. The important aspect of rapid branching are discussed and then the algorithm is applied to some artificial problems. It is shown that rapid branching can be both faster and slower than a standard integer solver depending on the problem instance. For the most realistic set of the examined instances, rapid branching turned out to be faster than the standard integer solver and produce satisficingly high quality solutions.
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