OPTIMAL CARGO VEHICLE FLOW PATTERNS FOR INLAND WATERWAY SYSTEMS

In this paper is solved the following multicommodity, mixed fleet transportation problem: Given origin-destination matrices for two commodities, the first of which can be moved in both open hopper and covered hopper barges and the second of which must be moved in covered hoppers, find minimum cost origin-destination flows for loaded and empty hopper barges such that all commodities are moved and flow conservation conditions at each port are satisified. A linear programming model of this problem is developed, and an efficient solution technique is presented. The model is then used to derive optimal barge flows for an inland waterway system. The effect of this flow optimization on system operations is then investigated, with the aid of an inland waterway simulation model.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-12
  • Monograph Title: Transportation characteristics of truck, rail and water freight
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  • Accession Number: 00139642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024919
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM