Systems and Means of Informatics
2016, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 114123
ALGORITHMIC SOFTWARE OF THE OPTIMIZATION PROBLEM FOR CARGO DELIVERING BY WATER TRANSPORT
 E. M. Bronshtein
 I. E. Kopylov
Abstract
The paper considers the problem of constructing an optimal route of homogeneous cargo delivery from a family of producers to a family of consumers with the location of points on two riverbanks by a ship with limited capacity. Problems of this type arise, in particular, for the delivery of food and essential items to flood victims. The corresponding mathematical model is constructed. Several algorithms are suggested for solution of this problem (the exact algorithm of branch and bound, the greedy algorithm and two original heuristic algorithms that take into account the specific features of the problem). A computer experiment on simulated data was conducted using the developed software.
A comparative analysis of the efficiency of the algorithms was conducted by the experiment. Heuristic algorithms make it possible to solve the problem with the number of points equal to 50.
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Title
ALGORITHMIC SOFTWARE OF THE OPTIMIZATION PROBLEM FOR CARGO DELIVERING BY WATER TRANSPORT
Journal
Systems and Means of Informatics
Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 114123
Cover Date
20161130
DOI
10.14357/08696527160410
Print ISSN
08696527
Publisher
Institute of Informatics Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences
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Key words
transportation logistics; optimization; heuristic methods; branch and bound method; greedy algorithm
Authors
E. M. Bronshtein and I. E. Kopylov
Author Affiliations
Ufa State Aviation Technical University, 12 K. Marx Str., Ufa 450000, Russian Federation
