Definition: The property that the flow on every edge of a flow network is no more than the edge's capacity. More formally, for all edges e, f(e) ≤ u(e), where f(e) is the flow on e and u(e) is its capacity.
See also flow network.
Note: From Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, page 7-10, Copyright © 1999 by CRC Press LLC. Appearing in the Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, Copyright © 2000 CRC Press LLC.
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Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, CRC Press LLC, 1999, "capacity constraint", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/capacitycstr.html