Handbook of Operations Research Applications at Railroads - International Series in Operations Research & Management Science 222 (Paperback)Bruce W. Patty (editor)
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This is the first book to offer a complete spectrum of the role that operations research has played and can play in the improvement of North American freight railroads. It explores how decisions are made at railroads, contains examples of the mathematical programming formulations to the complex problems, and provides insights into real-world applications. The handbook is divided into eleven chapters, covering topics including scheduling problems, empty railcar distribution, and intermodal rail. These topics have been specifically selected to offer a thorough examination of the application of operations research at freight railroads. The chapters are written by recognized award-winning scholars and practitioners with a deep knowledge and understanding of their specific topics. The Handbook of Operations Research Applications at Railroads is an ideal resource for academics, experienced researchers, and consultants in the field.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 4984 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
"The Handbook of Operations Research Applications at Railroads succeeds in its objective of exposing the reader to the use and implementation of OR within railroads. Every topic is clearly outlined with an explanation of issues that need to be considered. ... The book focusses largely on railroad operating applications and is an ideal resource for academics, experienced researchers, and consultants in the field." (Hans Ittmann, IFORS News, Vol. 9 (3), September, 2015)
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