International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Handbook of OR/MS Models in Hazardous Materials Transportation

Editors: Batta, Rajan, Kwon, Changhyun (Eds.)

  • First Operations Research handbook focused on hazardous materials transportation
  • Presents models for routing, weather impact, and Value-at-Risk
  • Includes case studies
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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation defines hazardous materials (hazmat) as a substance or material capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, or property when transported in commerce. Hazmat accidents can result in significant impact to the population (death, injuries) and damage to the environment (destroyed or damaged buildings and infrastructure). Further, hazmat, especially explosive materials, can potentially be used by terrorists to attack civilians or to destroy critical infrastructure. This handbook provides models from Operations Research and Management Science that study various activities involving hazmat transportation: risk assessment, route planning, location decisions, evacuation planning, and emergency planning for terrorist attacks.

There are two important research areas in hazmat transportation that are widely studied in the literature: risk assessment and shipment planning. In the risk assessment area, important issues include measurement of accident probabilities and consequences in hazmat transport. Example works in the risk assessment area include modeling risk probability distribution over given areas, considering hazmat types and transport modes, and environmental conditions.

The first half of this handbook covers the two fields of risk assessment and shipment planning, while the second half of this handbook provides useful models and insights on other important issues including location problems for undesirable facilities, network interdiction, terrorist attack, and evacuation.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Batta, Rajan (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Railroad Transportation of Hazardous Materials: Models for Risk Assessment and Management

    Verma, Manish (et al.)

    Pages 9-47

  • Operations Research Models for Global Route Planning in Hazardous Material Transportation

    Bianco, Lucio (et al.)

    Pages 49-101

  • The Effect of Weather Systems in Hazmat Transportation Modeling

    Golalikhani, Mohsen (et al.)

    Pages 103-125

  • Value-at-Risk and Conditional Value-at-Risk Minimization for Hazardous Materials Routing

    Toumazis, Iakovos (et al.)

    Pages 127-154

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of OR/MS Models in Hazardous Materials Transportation
Editors
  • Rajan Batta
  • Changhyun Kwon
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
193
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6794-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6794-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6793-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8792-1
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 296
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