MIP models and a hybrid method for the capacitated air-cargo network planning and scheduling problems

This paper examines hub location and plane assignment problems for the air-cargo delivery service. Two mixed integer programming models are constructed. Their difference lies in the way they control the number of visiting hubs for serving each O - D pair. Due to the NP-hardness of the problem, a two-stage hybrid algorithm is developed to solve large-scale instances. The first stage settles partial critical variables by heuristics and the second stage settles the rest of variables by a commercial solver. Based on the real-life data, numerical experiments are conducted to test the performance of the models and algorithm.


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  • Accession Number: 01638594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2017 2:03PM