A Capacitated Location-Allocation Model for Flood Disaster Service Operations with Border Crossing Passages and Probabilistic Demand Locations: Mathematical Problems in Engineering

S. A. Mirzapour, K. Y. Wong, K. Govindan

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Abstract

Potential consequences of flood disasters, including severe loss of life and property, induce emergency managers to find the appropriate locations of relief rooms to evacuate people from the origin points to a safe place in order to lessen the possible impact of flood disasters. In this research, a p-center location problem is considered in order to determine the locations of some relief rooms in a city and their corresponding allocation clusters. This study presents a mixed integer nonlinear programming model of a capacitated facility location-allocation problem which simultaneously considers the probabilistic distribution of demand locations and a fixed line barrier in a region. The proposed model aims at minimizing the maximum expected weighted distance from the relief rooms to all the demand regions in order to decrease the evacuation time of people from the affected areas before flood occurrence. A real-world case study has been carried out to examine the effectiveness and applicability of the proposed model.
Original languageEnglish
Article number507953
JournalMathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume2013
Number of pages11
ISSN1024-123X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • FACILITY LOCATION FORBIDDEN REGIONS EQUILIBRIUM PROBLEM 1-CENTER PROBLEM OR/MS RESEARCH BARRIERS PLANE EMERGENCY DISTANCE MANAGEMENT

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