This paper presents a new formulation for the stochastic linear complementarity problem (SLCP), which aims at minimizing an expected residual defined by an NCP function. We generate observations by the quasi-Monte Carlo methods and prove that every accumulation point of minimizers of discrete approximation problems is a minimum expected residual solution of the SLCP. We show that a sufficient condition for the existence of a solution to the expected residual minimization (ERM) problem and its discrete approximations is that there is an observation ωi such that the coefficient matrix M (ωi) is an R0 matrix. Furthermore, we show that, for a class of problems with fixed coefficient matrices, the ERM problem becomes continuously differenliable and can be solved without using discrete approximation. Preliminary numerical results on a refinery production problem indicate that a solution of the new formulation is desirable.
- Expected residual minimization
- NCP function
- Stochastic linear complementarity problem
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Mathematics
- Management Science and Operations Research