Optimal routing of hazardous substances in time-varying, stochastic transportation networks

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This report is concerned with the selection of routes in a network along which to transport hazardous substances, taking into consideration several key factors pertaining to the cost of transport and the risk of population exposure in the event of an accident. Furthermore, the fact that travel time and the risk measures are not constant over time is explicitly recognized in the routing decisions. Existing approaches typically assume static conditions, possibly resulting in inefficient route selection and unnecessary risk exposure. The report described the application of recent advances in network analysis methodologies to the problem of routing hazardous substances. Several ... continued below

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Woods, A. L.; Miller-Hooks, E. & Mahmassani, H. S. July 1, 1998.

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This report is concerned with the selection of routes in a network along which to transport hazardous substances, taking into consideration several key factors pertaining to the cost of transport and the risk of population exposure in the event of an accident. Furthermore, the fact that travel time and the risk measures are not constant over time is explicitly recognized in the routing decisions. Existing approaches typically assume static conditions, possibly resulting in inefficient route selection and unnecessary risk exposure. The report described the application of recent advances in network analysis methodologies to the problem of routing hazardous substances. Several specific problem formulations are presented, reflecting different degrees of risk aversion on the part of the decision-maker, as well as different possible operational scenarios. All procedures explicitly consider travel times and travel costs (including risk measures) to be stochastic time-varying quantities. The procedures include both exact algorithms, which may require extensive computational effort in some situations, as well as more efficient heuristics that may not guarantee a Pareto-optimal solution. All procedures are systematically illustrated for an example application using the Texas highway network, for both normal and incident condition scenarios. The application illustrates the trade-offs between the information obtained in the solution and computational efficiency, and highlights the benefits of incorporating these procedures in a decision-support system for hazardous substance shipment routing decisions.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98003879

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  • Other: DE98003879
  • Report No.: ANRCP--1998-8
  • Grant Number: FC04-95AL85832
  • DOI: 10.2172/663396 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 663396
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc706856

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Woods, A. L.; Miller-Hooks, E. & Mahmassani, H. S. Optimal routing of hazardous substances in time-varying, stochastic transportation networks, report, July 1, 1998; [Amarillo,] Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc706856/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.