Model for Network Assignment Problem of Capacitated Freight with Disruptions
A modeling framework is proposed for the freight network assignment problem with recourse, network travel time and cost disruptions, and link flow capacity constraints. "Recourse" is defined as the ability of a user to reconsider and adapt his or her routing decisions in response to newly acquired information about network disruption. When real-time tracking and monitoring of network shipments allow companies a routing recourse, network capacity must be simultaneously considered. If a disruption significantly alters network flows, the capacity of alternative or secondary routes may be quickly reached. A new freight mathematical model with a capacitated network and adaptive routing was developed and solved. Results showed that simultaneous consideration of recourse and capacity constraints was superior to benchmark results obtained with nonadaptive deterministic behavior.