Comments on a Paper by W. Rothfarb, N. P. Schein, and I. T. Frisch : "Common Terminal Multicommodity Flow."

by Richard D. Wollmer

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The article "Common Terminal Multicommodity Flow," published in the January-February 1968 edition of Operations Research, describes an algorithm that solves a specific class of common terminal multicommodity network flow problems. The problem formulated in this Paper and the algorithms that appear in references cited show that this class of problem can also be formulated as single-commodity minimal cost flow problems for which a number of solution techniques have been developed. 3 pp. Refs. (LK)

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