## Abstract

The Euclidean multi-facility location (EMFL) problem is one of locating new facilities in the Euclidean space with respect to existing facilities. The problem consists of finding locations of new facilities which will minimize a total cost function which consists of a sum of costs directly proportional to the Euclidean distances between the new facilities, and costs directly proportional to the Euclidean distances between new and existing facilities. In this paper, it is shown that the dual of EMFL proposed by Francis and Cabot is equivalent to the maximization of a linear function subject to convex quadratic inequality constraints and therefore can be solved in polynomial time by interior point methods. We also establish a theorem on the duality gap and present a procedure for recovering the primal solution from an interior dual feasible solution.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 201-204 |

Number of pages | 4 |

Journal | Operations Research Letters |

Volume | 18 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Feb 1996 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Convex programming
- Facilities location
- Polynomial time algorithm
- Self-concordant barrier

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Software
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Applied Mathematics