Locational decisions on stochastic networks.

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Abstract

Discusses some of the implications of the randomness in networks, particularly with regard to locating facilities that minimize expected travel costs. The stochastic counterparts of the well- known 'uncapacitated warehouse location' and the 'm-median' problems in deterministic networks are presented, as well as some generalizations such as the 'generalized m-median' problem and the problem of locating on Markovian networks. The major theoretical question explored is whether some set of node locations is optimal, such as in the deterministic case. Some computational methods to determine these locations are briefly discussed. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-183
Number of pages12
JournalGeographical Analysis
Volume12
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Locational decisions on stochastic networks. / Mirchandani, Pitu.

In: Geographical Analysis, Vol. 12, No. 2, 1980, p. 172-183.

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