Capturing Interdependencies and Heterogeneity in the Management of Multifacility Transportation Infrastructure Systems

The authors present a quadratic programming formulation for the problem of obtaining optimal maintenance and repair policies for multifacility transportation infrastructure systems. The proposed model provides a computationally tractable framework to support decision making, while accounting for economic interdependencies that link the facilities that comprise these systems. To demonstrate the advantages of the proposed model, the authors present numerical examples that capture economic interdependencies reflecting both costs associated with disruptions/loss of throughput, as well as the benefits associated with coordinating intervention schedules of adjacent facilities to reduce costs associated with resource and personnel delivery. The results illustrate situations where it is optimal to coordinate (synchronize or alternate) interventions for clusters of facilities in transportation systems.

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  • Authors:
    • Durango-Cohen, Pablo L
    • Sarutipand, Pattharin
  • Publication Date: 2007-6


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01053612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 2007 3:00PM