Int. J. of Wireless and Mobile Computing   »   2016 Vol.10, No.2

 

 

Title: Modelling and optimising of ready-mixed concrete vehicle scheduling problem with stochastic transportation time

 

Authors: Guo-Chen Zhang; Jian-Chao Zeng; Jian-Hua Zhang

 

Addresses:
Division of Industrial and System Engineering, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, Taiyuan, China; College of Electrical and Information Engineering, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou, China
Division of Industrial and System Engineering, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, Taiyuan, China
Division of Industrial and System Engineering, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, Taiyuan, China

 

Abstract: This research addresses the ready-mixed concrete (RMC) vehicle scheduling problem with stochastic transportation time. In the paper, transportation time of RMC vehicle is modelled as stochastic and time-dependent. This study establishes a chance constrained programming model for the ready-mixed concrete vehicle scheduling problem. A genetic algorithm is designed by combining the heuristic and hash function searching strategy. The results show that the proposed algorithm is able to solve the problem effectively. Meanwhile, hash function search strategy increases the execution speed of the presented algorithm.

 

Keywords: ready-mixed concrete; RMC transport; vehicle scheduling; stochastic transportation time; genetic algorithms; heuristic strategy; hash function search strategy; chance constrained optimisation; modelling.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2016.076146

 

Int. J. of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2016 Vol.10, No.2, pp.104 - 111

 

Submission date: 24 Jul 2015
Date of acceptance: 13 Nov 2015
Available online: 27 Apr 2016

 

 

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