Locating temporary shelter areas after an earthquake: a case for Turkey

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2015
Authors
Kılcı, F.
Kara, B. Y.
Bozkaya, B.
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European Journal of Operational Research
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0377-2217
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1872-6860
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Elsevier
Volume
243
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1
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323 - 332
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English
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In this study, we propose a mixed integer linear programming based methodology for selecting the location of temporary shelter sites. The mathematical model maximizes the minimum weight of open shelter areas while deciding on the location of shelter areas, the assigned population points to each open shelter area and controls the utilization of open shelter areas. We validate the mathematical model by generating a base case scenario using real data for Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey. Also, we perform a sensitivity analysis on the parameters of the mentioned mathematical model and discuss our findings. Lastly, we perform a case study using the data from the 2011 Van earthquake.

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