Accession Number:

AD0691881

Title:

A DYNAMIC MULTI-COMMODITY, MULTI-MODE NETWORK FLOW MODEL,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C LOGISTICS RESEARCH PROJECT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The paper describes a dynamic multi-commodity, multi-mode network flow model which permits time phasing of commodity load inputs and derives delivery schedules to the respective destinations over a time span of interest to the user. The model makes use of a time-expanded network. Methodology for time expanding a basic network is described and an algorithm for determining the commodity flow allocations is provided. Implementation of the model has been made. A number of innovative programming steps which make possible very efficient processing are described and computing experience with several different network problems is reported. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE