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Linear upper-bound unavailability set covering models for locating ambulances: Application to Tehran rural roads


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  • Shariat-Mohaymany, Afshin
  • Babaei, Mohsen
  • Moadi, Saeed
  • Amiripour, Sayyed Mahdi
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    This paper presents a linear reliability-based model as an extension of the well-known linear location set covering problem (LSCP) for emergency service vehicles such as ambulances. Linear programming models have a practical advantage over other nonlinear or queuing-based models. They can be simply coded by practitioners and can be solved routinely using existing commercial software to achieve exact solutions especially for large problem instances.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 221 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 263-272

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:221:y:2012:i:1:p:263-272

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    Keywords: Location; Emergency medical services; Reliability; Ambulance busy fraction; Set covering model;


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