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Case Studies in Operations Research

Applications of Optimal Decision Making

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  • Presents a broad range of case studies suitable for modeling courses for OR students

  • Additional materials posted on the book's Springer.com webpage to allow students to solve problems using the case studies

  • Contributing authors among the most prominent in the field

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: International Series in Operations Research & Management Science (ISOR, volume 212)

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Diesel Locomotive Fueling Problem (LFP) in Railroad Operations

    • Bodhibrata Nag, Katta G. Murty
    Pages 17-33
  3. Transportation–Location Problem for a Solar Stove Distributing Nonprofit Organization

    • Gemma Berenguer, Amber Richter, Zuo-Jun (Max) Shen
    Pages 111-128
  4. Designing Earth Dams Optimally

    • G. S. R. Murthy, Katta G. Murty, G. Raghupathy
    Pages 129-165
  5. Optimal Scheduling of a Multiunit Hydro Power Station in a Short-Term Planning Horizon

    • Alberto Borghetti, Claudia D’Ambrosio, Andrea Lodi, Silvano Martello
    Pages 167-181
  6. Optimizing the Design of Water Distribution Networks Using Mathematical Optimization

    • Cristiana Bragalli, Claudia D’Ambrosio, Jon Lee, Andrea Lodi, Paolo Toth
    Pages 183-198
  7. Wood Inventory Management in Paper Industry

    • G. S. R. Murthy, A. L. N. Murthy, Katta G. Murty
    Pages 199-216
  8. Optimizing the Design of Heat Exchanger Networks in Crude Oil Refineries

    • Majid M. Al-Gwaiz, Katta G. Murty
    Pages 217-296
  9. Optimizing the Allocation of Cuboidal Boxes to Cuboidal Compartments for Storage in a Warehouse

    • G. S. R. Murthy, A. L. N. Murthy, Katta G. Murty
    Pages 297-314
  10. Optimal Intake and Routing of Floating Oil Rigs in the North Sea

    • Dag Haugland, Bjørn Peter Tjøstheim
    Pages 315-336
  11. Addressing the Peak Power Problem Through Thermal Energy Storage

    • Wesley Cole, JongSuk Kim, Kriti Kapoor, Thomas Edgar
    Pages 337-353
  12. Optimal Flight Planning for a Jet Aircraft

    • Harris McClamroch, Taeyoung Lee
    Pages 355-390
  13. Freight Transport by Rail

    • Katta G. Murty, Bodhibrata Nag, Omkar D. Palsule-Desai
    Pages 391-411
  14. Cutting Stock Problems in the Paper and Sheet Metal Industries

    • G. S. R. Murthy, Katta G. Murty
    Pages 413-430
  15. Inventory Management in Blood Banks

    • Harshal Lowalekar, N. Ravichandran
    Pages 431-464
  16. Assembling Cells in Wet Cell Traction Batteries that Power Forklifts

    • G. S. R. Murthy, Katta G. Murty
    Pages 465-477

About this book

This textbook is comprised of detailed case studies covering challenging real world applications of OR techniques. Among the overall goals of the book is to provide readers with descriptions of the history and other background information on a variety of industries, service or other organizations in which decision making is an important component of their daily operations. The book considers all methods of optimum decision making in order to improve performances. It also compares possible solutions obtained by different approaches, concluding with a recommendation of the best among them for implementation. By exposing students to a variety of applications in a variety of areas and explaining how they can be modeled and solved, the book helps students develop the skills needed for modeling and solving problems that they may face in the workplace. 

Each chapter of "Case Studies in Operations Research: Applications of Optimal Decision Making" also includes additional data provided on the book’s website on Springer.com. These files contain a brief description of the area of application, the problem and the required outputs. Also provided are links to access all the data in the problem. Finally there are project exercises for students to practice what they have learnt in the chapter, which can also be used by instructors as project assignments in their courses.

Keywords

  • Case Studies
  • Decision Making
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Operations Research
  • Optimization Models

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Editors and Affiliations

  • Department Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

    Katta G. Murty

About the editor

Katta G. Murty teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in linear, integer and non-linear programming and network flows. His recent research includes studies in mathematical programming and its applications as well as research on optimization algorithms. He is the author of five books on linear and non-linear programming and network flows, and an undergraduate text on Operations Research-Deterministic Optimization Models. 

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Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4939-1007-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)