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LOCATING FLOW-CAPTURING FACILITIES IN TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS: A FUZZY SETS THEORY APPROACH

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2013.3(2).01


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Dušan Teodorović - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -

Milica Šelmić - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -


Abstract

Flow-capturing facilities make available service to passing-by client flows. The paper develops a model to determine the locations of the flow-capturing facilities in the transportation network. The objective function to be maximized represents the total client flow intercepted. The basic input data are the estimated numbers of trips between pairs of nodes. It is often impossible to estimate these numbers with enough precision. The estimated numbers of trips are treated in this paper as an uncertain or fuzzy numbers. The concept proposed in the paper is based on fuzzy mathematical programming. The model developed is supported by numerical example.


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This research was supported by the Ministry of Science of Serbia, Grant Number 36002.


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