Optimal access restoration for disaster response

Authors
Aros Vera, Manuel Felipe
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Holguín-Veras, José
Wang, Xiaokun (Cara)
Ban, Xuegang
Mitchell, John E.
Issue Date
2014-12
Keywords
Transportation engineering
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
This research proposes a mathematical model to solve the problem of access restoration after disasters. The model takes into account capacity and scheduling constraints to optimally allocate resources during the response stage. The model explicitly considers the effect on the impacted population during disaster response operations by using the summation of private costs and the externalities imposed on the population as the objective function. Externalities are incorporated using deprivation cost functions that are the economic valuation of the lack of access to a good or service by the impacted population. The nonlinear mathematical model cannot be solved in short execution times by current commercial software. As a consequence, a heuristic procedure has been developed to solve large instances in short execution times.
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December 2014
School of Engineering
Department
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Publisher
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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