NETWORK FLOW TRANSSHIPMENT MODEL FOR USE ON MS-DOS MICRO COMPUTERS: USERS MANUAL
The Fortran-based microcomputer model for analysis of transportation transshipment problems adapted a Fortran IV program for mainframe computer developed at Kansas State University in 1984. The program is a network flow model utilizing out-of-kilter algorithms for solution of least-cost flow patterns over specified distribution networks. The model follows the format of its parent in addressing costs for receiving, storage, and loading at alternative mode. After its parent, it supports multi-level networks extending from production or origin of points to assembly points, to subterminals, to terminals, to intermodal (barge) points, to distribution center, and to utilization points. The microcomputer model enhances the original in three respects: it can utilize quadratic distance functions for truck transportation costs, including different functions for short hauls, medium hauls and long hauls.
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- Sponsored by Kansas Dept. of Transportation, Topeka.
Kansas State University, ManhattanDepartment of Agricultural Economics
Manhattan, KS United States 66506
- Phillips, R
- Publication Date: 1993-9
- Pagination: 122 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Costs; Economics; Network analysis (Planning); Shipments; Transportation modes; Trucking
- Identifier Terms: FORTRAN (Computer program language)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Freight Transportation; Highways; Motor Carriers; Planning and Forecasting; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00719095
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: K-TRAN-KSU-92-6
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 9 1996 12:00AM