CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS USING THE BRANCH-AND-BACKTRACK METHOD

In most cases, the capital investment problem in transportation networks consists of a big job because the number of investment options, by its own combinational characteristics, grows rapidly. The real situation faced by the transportation planner is, in general, when, where, and how much to allocate the available resources. In other words, the transportation investment problem can be characterized as the location and timing decisions to be taken by the planner. The branch-and-backtrack algorithm presented in this thesis tackles with both location and timing aspects of the capital investment problem in small and medium transportation networks. The results presented hereafter are encouraging future research to be carried on with this technique aiming its application on real larger transportation networks.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Do Lago, PAR
  • Publication Date: 1977-8-26

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  • Accession Number: 00167717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM