Operational Planning for Military Demolitions: An Integrated Approach

  • Matthew G. Karlaftis
  • Konstantinos KepaptsoglouEmail author
  • Antonios Spanakis
Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 91)


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 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew G. Karlaftis
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Kepaptsoglou
    • 2
    Email author
  • Antonios Spanakis
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.School of Rural and Surveying EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  3. 3.Hellenic Army Staff, Army Corps of EngineersVariGreece

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