A Specific Issue on Sustainability of Transportation Planning in an Urban Region: Ambulance Location Problem


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Akincilar A., Akincilar E.

ENGINEERING TOOLS AND SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, ss.303-316, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
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  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2116-7.ch014
  • Dergi Adı: ENGINEERING TOOLS AND SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.303-316

Özet

In this study, ambulance location problem, which is a significant research field in transportation in healthcare, is focused on. It is assumed that travelling time of vehicles between two demand points is uncertain and this uncertainty is represented as a crisp and as well as convex set. In order to deal with this uncertainty, robust counterpart approach, which is capable of providing conservatism, is employed. According to results of the simulation process, which is designed for the sake of benchmarking robust and nominal solutions, it can be easily claimed that conservative robustness is able to be achieved with significantly sufferable costs, even with no costs in most of the scenarios, by the proposed model. Ultimately, since robustness is one of the most important keywords for sustainability, on which discussions can be found in several parts of the text, this chapter is concluded with the claim that, by the proposed model, sustainability of transportation in healthcare is enhanced based on the adopted problem.