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dc.contributor.advisorKara, Bahar Y.
dc.contributor.authorBerktaş, Nihal
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T18:28:12Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T18:28:12Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/15990
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of Industrial Engineering and the Graduate School of Engineering and Science of Bilkent University, 2014.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2014.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 79-85.en_US
dc.description.abstractDuring the disaster response phase of the emergency relief, the aim is to reduce loss of human life by reaching disaster affected areas with relief items as soon as possible. Debris caused by the disaster blocks the roads and prevents emergency aid teams to access the disaster affected regions. Deciding which roads to clean in order to transport relief items is crucial to diminish the negative impact of a disaster on human health. Despite the significance of the problem during response, in the literature debris removal is mostly studied in recovery or reconstruction phases of a disaster. The aim of this study is providing solution methodologies for debris removal problem in response phase. In particular, debris removal activities on certain blocked arcs have to be scheduled in order to reach a set of critical nodes such as schools and hospitals. Two mathematical models are developed with different objectives. The first model aims to minimize the total time spent to reach all critical nodes whereas the second minimizes weighted sum of visiting times where weights indicate the priorities of critical nodes. Since obtaining solutions quickly is important in the early post-disaster, heuristic algorithms are also proposed. Two data sets belonging to Kartal and Bakırk¨oy districts of ˙Istanbul are used to test the mathematical models and heuristics.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityBerktaş, Nihalen_US
dc.format.extentxii, 85 leaves, maps, chartsen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectDebris managementen_US
dc.subjectdebris removalen_US
dc.subjectrelief transportationen_US
dc.subjectnode routingen_US
dc.subject.lccHV553 .B47 2014en_US
dc.subject.lcshDisaster relief.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRefuse and refuse disposal.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEmergency management.en_US
dc.titleSolution methodologies for debris : removal during disaster response phaseen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Industrial Engineeringen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US


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