An efficient network for disaster management: Model and solution

Hamid Hasanzadeh, Mahdi Bashiri

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The design of relief logistics networks is one of the most important activities for disaster preparedness. In emergency conditions, relief operations can be performed for a node if it is inside of the relief radius; thus, the proposed model contains a covering location problem. Simultaneously, the relief transportation network is designed based on the hub location problem. Moreover, the Lagrangian relaxation method was proposed to find a proper lower bound of the problem for large instances. Some numerical examples were analyzed to evaluate the performance of the proposed approach. The computational results confirmed that the proposed model showed appropriate performance for disaster management compared to classic network designs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3688-3702
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Mathematical Modelling
Issue number5-6
Early online date30 Oct 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Disaster management
  • Facility covering
  • Hub covering
  • Lagrangian relaxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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