Optimized resource allocation for emergency response after earthquake disasters

Optimized resource allocation for emergency response after earthquake disasters The main goal of the initial search-and-rescue period after strong earthquakes is to minimize the total number of fatalities. One important difficulty arising in this period is to find the best assignment of available resources to operational areas. For this problem a dynamic optimization model is introduced. The model uses detailed descriptions of the operational areas and of the available resources to calculate the resource performance and efficiency for different tasks related to the response. An adequate solution method for the model is presented as well. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Safety Science Elsevier

Optimized resource allocation for emergency response after earthquake disasters

Safety Science, Volume 35 (1) – Jun 1, 2000

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd
ISSN
0925-7535
eISSN
1879-1042
D.O.I.
10.1016/S0925-7535(00)00021-7
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Abstract

The main goal of the initial search-and-rescue period after strong earthquakes is to minimize the total number of fatalities. One important difficulty arising in this period is to find the best assignment of available resources to operational areas. For this problem a dynamic optimization model is introduced. The model uses detailed descriptions of the operational areas and of the available resources to calculate the resource performance and efficiency for different tasks related to the response. An adequate solution method for the model is presented as well.

Journal

Safety ScienceElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2000

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