Optimization software for solving vehicle assignment problems to minimize cost and environmental impact of transportation

M. Barany, B. Bertok, Z. Kovacs, F. Friedler, L. T. Fan

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Abstract

The two major means for reducing the pollution caused by transportation are changing the personal behavior of the end users and improving the quality of transporting networks, for which the economic crisis of these years serves as a motivation. Optimization software for supporting human decisions is essential to implement these two major means. A method and software are proposed for optimal assignment of vehicles to transportation tasks in terms of total cost and emission. Each task is given by a set of attributes to be taken into account in the assignment; and this is also the case for each vehicle. The potential of the proposed method is illustrated by solving an example in which the optimal and suboptimal alternative assignments of the different ranked order emerge by regarding the costs, emissions, and running times of the vehicles as the objective function. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering and 7th European Congress of Chemical Engineering (Prague, Czech Republic 8/28/2010-9/1/2010).

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Event19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2010 and 7th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, ECCE-7 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Aug 28 2010Sep 1 2010

Other

Other19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2010 and 7th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, ECCE-7
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period8/28/109/1/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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    Barany, M., Bertok, B., Kovacs, Z., Friedler, F., & Fan, L. T. (2010). Optimization software for solving vehicle assignment problems to minimize cost and environmental impact of transportation. Paper presented at 19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2010 and 7th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, ECCE-7, Prague, Czech Republic.