Classical Hybrid Approaches on a Transportation Problem with Gas Emissions Constraints

  • Camelia-M. Pintea
  • Petrica C. Pop
  • Mara Hajdu-Macelaru
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 188)

Abstract

Nowadays the efforts of humanity to keep the planet safe are considerable. This aspect is reflected in everyday problems, including the minimization of vehicle’s air pollution. In order to keep a green planet, in particular transportation problems, the main purpose is on limiting the pollution with gas emissions. In a specific capacitated fixed-charge transportation problem with fixed capacities for distribution centers and customers with particular demands the objective is to keep the pollution factor in a given range while the total cost of the transportation is as low as possible. In order to solve this problem, we have developed some hybrid variants of the nearest neighbor classical approach. The proposed algorithms are tested and analyzed on a set of instances used in the literature. The preliminary results point out that our approaches are attractive and appropriate for solving the described transportation problem.

Keywords

Hybrid heuristics Transportation Problem Optimization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Camelia-M. Pintea
    • 1
  • Petrica C. Pop
    • 1
  • Mara Hajdu-Macelaru
    • 1
  1. 1.Tech Univ Cluj-NapocaNorth Univ Center Baia MareBaia-MareRomania

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