## A construction for non-rank facets of stable set polytopes of webs

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- Graphs with circular symmetry, called webs, are relevant for describing the stable set polytopes of two larger graph classes, quasi-line graphs [{\sl Giles and Trotter 1981, Oriolo 2001}] and claw-free graphs [{\sl Galluccio and Sassano 1997, Giles and Trotter 1981}]. Providing a decent linear description of the stable set polytopes of claw-free graphs is a long-standing problem [{\sl Grötschel, Lov\'asz, and Schrijver 1988}]. However, even the problem of finding all facets of stable set polytopes of webs is open. So far, it is only known that stable set polytopes of webs with clique number $\leq 3$ have rank facets only [{\sl Dahl 1999, Trotter 1975}] while there are examples with clique number $\geq 4$ having non-rank facets [{\sl e.g. Liebling et al. 2003, Oriolo 2001, P\^echer and Wagler 2003}]. In this paper, we provide a construction for non-rank facets of stable set polytopes of webs. We use this construction to prove, for several fixed values of $\omega$ including all odd values at least 5, that there are only finitely many webs with clique number $\omega$ whose stable set polytopes admit rank facets only.

Author: | Arnaud Pêcher, Annegret Wagler |
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Document Type: | ZIB-Report |

Tag: | (non-)rank facet; rank-perfect graph; stable set polytope; web |

MSC-Classification: | 05-XX COMBINATORICS (For finite fields, see 11Txx) / 05Cxx Graph theory (For applications of graphs, see 68R10, 81Q30, 81T15, 82B20, 82C20, 90C35, 92E10, 94C15) / 05C17 Perfect graphs |

05-XX COMBINATORICS (For finite fields, see 11Txx) / 05Cxx Graph theory (For applications of graphs, see 68R10, 81Q30, 81T15, 82B20, 82C20, 90C35, 92E10, 94C15) / 05C69 Dominating sets, independent sets, cliques | |

90-XX OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING / 90Cxx Mathematical programming [See also 49Mxx, 65Kxx] / 90C57 Polyhedral combinatorics, branch-and-bound, branch-and-cut | |

Date of first Publication: | 2003/07/03 |

Series (Serial Number): | ZIB-Report (03-21) |

ZIB-Reportnumber: | 03-21 |

Published in: | Appeared in: European Journal of Combinatorics 27 (2006) 1172-1185 |