Transportation and logistic networks have always been offering significant practical applications for optimization and operations research techniques. Especially in the last two decades, numerous success stories for large-scale, realistic networks have attracted the interest of the scientific and research society. A typical example of such a success story is the vehicle routing problem, where recent advancements have made it possible for large, complex problems to be solved to optimality. This chapter is designed so as to introduce the reader in the notions tackled by important problems in transportation and logistics engineering and the algorithms that have been devised over the years to solve them. The problems presented and studied in this contribution include the traffic assignment, the vehicle routing problem, and the toll pricing among others.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Combinatorial Optimization|
|Number of pages||50|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|
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