Applications of Mathematics and Informatics in Science and Engineering

Volume 91 of the series Springer Optimization and Its Applications pp 229-241


Operational Planning for Military Demolitions: An Integrated Approach

  • Matthew G. KarlaftisAffiliated withSchool of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
  • , Konstantinos KepaptsoglouAffiliated withSchool of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens Email author 
  • , Antonios SpanakisAffiliated withHellenic Army Staff, Army Corps of Engineers

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Rapid and efficient implementation of demolition along invasion routes is critical for ground defence operations. The related process includes a series of interrelated actions that have to be carefully planned in order to successfully complete demolition operations; units have to estimate and allocate human and material resources and establish appropriate access to demolition sites. This paper provides efficient operational models that can be applied by army engineering units in order to estimate resources and plan logistic activities for demolitions. Further, a decision support tool developed for real-time military operations is developed and presented.


Military operations Demolitions Logistic activities Mathematical programming