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Logistic system design of an underground freight pipeline system

dc.contributor.advisorNoble, James S.eng
dc.contributor.authorLuo, Gaohaoeng
dc.date.submitted2014 Summereng
dc.description"July 2014."eng
dc.descriptionDissertation Supervisor: Dr. James Noble.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes vita.eng
dc.description.abstractUnderground Freight Pipeline (UFP) systems utilize the underground space in metro areas that is otherwise not utilized for freight transportation. Two fundamental logistics issues in the design of a UFP system are network configuration and capsule control. This research develops two capsule control models that minimize total tardiness squared of cargo delivery and associated heuristic algorithms to solve large-scale problems. Two network design models are introduced that minimizes both operational and construction cost of UFP system. The UFP network design Comprehensive Model can only be solved to optimality for small sized problem. To reduce the computational complexity, the UFP network design Two Step Model that is able to generate high quality network design solutions is developed. Then, a case study of a UFP network design in Greater New York area is presented.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references (pages 159-162).eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (3 files) : illustrations (some color)eng
dc.publisher[University of Missouri--Columbia]eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.sourceSubmitted by the University of Missouri--Columbia Graduate Schooleng
dc.titleLogistic system design of an underground freight pipeline systemeng
dc.titleLogistic system design of an underground freight pipeline systemeng
thesis.degree.disciplineIndustrial engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng

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