An optimal shelter selection model for emergency evacuation planning

Ta Yin Hu, Hui Ching Ou, Wei Ming Ho

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Abstract

Emergency evacuation plays a critical role in mitigating the impact from approaching disasters. However, it is possible that the existing transportation infrastructure could not provide sufficient roadway capacity to meet the evacuation demand during the evacuation process. To deal with the possible traffic congestion in emergency evacuation, the transportation sector should design appropriate evacuation plans with the goal to expedite the efficiency of evacuation. The importance of shelter locations has been pointed out in several researches. The evacuation trip distribution problem should be discussed when evaluate the locations of potential shelters. This research proposes a bi-level programming model to combine the shelter location problem and the evacuation trip distribution problem. From the result of numerical experiments, this bi-level model is applicable for pre-planning phase for the authority to make well-rounded plans.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2012
Subtitle of host publicationTransportation and Logistics Management
Pages487-494
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event17th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation and Logistics Management, HKSTS 2012 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: 2012 Dec 152012 Dec 17

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 17th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2012: Transportation and Logistics Management

Other

Other17th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation and Logistics Management, HKSTS 2012
CountryHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period12-12-1512-12-17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Transportation

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