MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING APPROACH TO DETERMINING THE IMPACT OF WORLD COAL DEMANDS ON U. S. LOGISTICS PLANNING.

Jeffrey P. Osleeb, Samuel J. Ratick, Patrick Buckley, Keumsook Lee, Michael Kuby

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Abstract

The Coal Logistics System (COLS) was used to evaluate the transportation infrastructure impacts of increased world coal demands. The design of COLS is flexible in order to incorporate new information and assumptions about the coal transportation and transshipment system such as: export coal demand scenarios, costs and performance characteristics of ports and other transportation infrastructure, and new technologies. The magnitude and complexity of the decision problem necessitates that these complex relationships may be simulated in such a prescriptive model in order to provide information to planners quickly and in a useable manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModeling and Simulation, Proceedings of the Annual Pittsburgh Conference
PublisherISA
Pages303-307
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0876648308
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

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NameModeling and Simulation, Proceedings of the Annual Pittsburgh Conference

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Osleeb, J. P., Ratick, S. J., Buckley, P., Lee, K., & Kuby, M. (1984). MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING APPROACH TO DETERMINING THE IMPACT OF WORLD COAL DEMANDS ON U. S. LOGISTICS PLANNING. In Modeling and Simulation, Proceedings of the Annual Pittsburgh Conference (pp. 303-307). (Modeling and Simulation, Proceedings of the Annual Pittsburgh Conference). ISA.