American Society of Civil Engineers


Multi-Objective Emergency Resources Scheduling Model Based on Utility Optimization


by Xueying Gao, (College of Traffic and Transportation Jilin University, 5988 Renmin Street, Changchun, Jilin, 130022. E-mail: gaoxy2000@yahoo.cn), Zhaosheng Yang, (College of Traffic and Transportation Jilin University, 5988 Renmin Street, Changchun, Jilin, 130022; and State Key Lab of Automobile Dynamic Simulation, Jilin University, 5988 Renmin Street, Changchun, Jilin, 130022. E-mail: yangzs@jlu.edu.cn), Di Sun, (College of Traffic and Transportation Jilin University, 5988 Renmin Street, Changchun, Jilin, 130022. E-mail: sundigirl@sohu.com), and Peng Gao, (College of Traffic and Transportation Jilin University, 5988 Renmin Street, Changchun, Jilin, 130022)
Section: Volume I: Highway Transportation, pp. 282-289, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41177(415)36)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: ICTIS 2011: Multimodal Approach to Sustained Transportation System Development: Information, Technology, Implementation
Abstract: A multi-objective emergency resource scheduling model with transportation capacity constraint is proposed to raise multi-depot emergency resources scheduling efficiency and reduce casualties and property losses. In the proposed model, the time-variation of casualties is considered, and the maximum amount of effective relief commodities is the first objective. And the minimum transportation cost for emergency resources scheduling is also an important objective. During practical emergency rescue, multiple transportation means and their cost and capacity are main constraints. Moreover, the distribution of emergency in different depots influences strongly the scheduling of emergency resources. All of this has been discussed in the proposed model, and it is verified by an example. Experiment indicates that the proposed model is coincident with the practical emergency rescue.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Emergency management
Optimization
Scheduling