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Solving the close‐enough arc routing problem

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The close‐enough arc routing problem has an interesting real‐life application to routing for meter reading. In this article, we propose a new mathematical formulation for this problem. We analyze our formulation and compare it with two formulations in the literature. We also develop branch‐and‐cut algorithms to solve the problem to optimality. We present computational results for instances based on three types of graphs: directed, undirected, and mixed. Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. NETWORKS, Vol. 63(1), 107–118 2014

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