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IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica

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Qun Shi, Wen Yang, Zhen-Ming Yang and Qian-Chuan Zhao, "Relief Materials Vehicles Planning in Natural Disasters," IEEE/CAA J. Autom. Sinica, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 595-601, Mar. 2018. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2017.7510850
Citation: Qun Shi, Wen Yang, Zhen-Ming Yang and Qian-Chuan Zhao, "Relief Materials Vehicles Planning in Natural Disasters," IEEE/CAA J. Autom. Sinica, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 595-601, Mar. 2018. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2017.7510850

Relief Materials Vehicles Planning in Natural Disasters

doi: 10.1109/JAS.2017.7510850

the National Natural Science Foundation (NNSF) of China 61425027

the National 111 International Collaboration Project B06002

the National Key Research and Development Project of China 2016YFB0901901

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  • A variety of relief materials needs to be transported to the disaster hit areas immediately after natural disasters. This paper studies the problem of planning relief materials vehicles in order to maximize their total weight. We propose a new method named substitution equilibrium point which can be used to plan relief materials vehicles. One feature of our model is to consider the substitution among vehicles which is usually omitted in the literature. The simulation experiments show that the transportation fleets are increased effectively considering the substitution between vehicles. Substitution equilibrium point has the same results as integer programming but has much lower time complexity.


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