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Solving Arc Routing Problems For Winter Road Maintenance Operations, Luning Zhang Jan 2019

Solving Arc Routing Problems For Winter Road Maintenance Operations, Luning Zhang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

For winter road maintenance, a fleet of snowplow trucks is operated by government agencies to remove snow and ice on roadways and spread materials for anti-icing, de-icing, or increasing friction. Winter road maintenance is essential for providing safe and efficient service for road users (Usman et al., 2010). It is also costly due to the high cost of equipment, crew, and materials. Optimizing winter road maintenance operations could result in significant cost savings, improved safety and mobility, and reduced environmental and social impacts (Salazar-Aguilar et al., 2012).

The first topic in this study focuses on designing routes for winter maintenance ...


Analysis Of Six Monthly Distribution System For Food Grains In The Public Distribution System Of Punjab, India: A Beneficiary's Perspective, Abhay Kumar Grover Jan 2017

Analysis Of Six Monthly Distribution System For Food Grains In The Public Distribution System Of Punjab, India: A Beneficiary's Perspective, Abhay Kumar Grover

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Public distribution system is a food security program in India providing safety net for the below poverty line citizens of the country. Its objective is to feed the most vulnerable population by providing subsidized food grains and other essential commodities on a monthly basis through its integrated network of supply chain. But the system is affected by various inefficiencies and malpractices. To improve the efficacy of the system, the state of Punjab introduced the new atta-daal (wheat pulses) scheme. One of the features of the scheme was to distribute grains to the beneficiaries on a six monthly basis (semi-annually) instead ...