Multiobjective route planning model and algorithm for emergency management

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In order to model route planning problem for emergency logistics management taking both route timeliness and safety into account, a multiobjective mathematical model is proposed based on the theories of bounded rationality. The route safety is modeled as the product of safety through arcs included in the path. For solving this model, we convert the multiobjective optimization problem into its equivalent deterministic form. We take uncertainty of the weight coefficient for each objective function in actual multiobjective optimization into account. Finally, we develop an easy-to-implement heuristic in order to gain an efficient and feasible solution and its corresponding appropriate vector of weight coefficients quickly. Simulation results show the effectiveness and feasibility of the models and algorithms presented in this paper.

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Gai, W. M., Jiang, Z. A., Deng, Y. F., Li, J., & Du, Y. (2015). Multiobjective route planning model and algorithm for emergency management. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/565403

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