Topics in group methods for integer programming
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In 2003, Gomory and Johnson gave two different three-slope T-space facet constructions, both of which shared a slope with the corresponding Gomory mixed-integer cut. We give a new three-slope facet which is independent of the GMIC and also give a four-slope T-space facet construction, which to our knowledge, is the first four-slope construction. We describe an enumerative framework for the discovery of T-space facets. Using an algorithm by Harvey for computing integer hulls in the plane, we give a heuristic for quickly computing lattice-free triangles. Given two rows of the tableau, we derive how to exactly calculate lattice-free triangles and quadrilaterals in the plane which can be used to derive facet-defining inequalities of the integer hull. We then present computational results using these derivations where non-basic integer variables are strengthened using Balas-Jeroslow lifting.