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Multi-objective Programming Approach for Routing Hazardous Materials

Zografos, Konstantinos and Davis, Christian F. (1989) Multi-objective Programming Approach for Routing Hazardous Materials. Journal of Transportation Engineering, 115 (6). pp. 661-673. ISSN 0733-947X

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Abstract

This paper examines the systemwide routing, of hazardous materials as a means of reducing the threat to the population residing along the links of an entire transportation network. A multi‐objective decision‐making model is used for the mathematical formulation of the routing problem. The proposed model includes the following objectives: (1) Minimization of risk; (2) minimization of risk of special population categories; (3) minimization of travel time; and (4) minimization of property damages. A capacitated and a noncapacitated version of the multiobjective routing problem are presented. A hypothetical network is used to display the applicability of the proposed model. For the example under consideration it is shown that the imposition of capacity constraints on the links of the network tends to distribute the risk in an equitable manner while it increases the total risk by 35%.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Transportation Engineering
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Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
ID Code: 86565
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 01 Jun 2017 11:38
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2017 04:41
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/86565

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