Designing a Multimodal Transportation Network
This project will develop a mathematical model and computer tools that will minimize transportation and infrastructure costs related to the forest road network, in order to ensure the transport of wood products to receiving plants. The model will consider several decision levels, including the location of transfer yards and the choice of mode of transportation. Constraints will include the storage capacity of terminals and transportation units, and the model will take into account travel distances as well as transportation and handling costs. The model will be solved with a linear integer programming software, and the tools developed will be integrated into the industrial partner's existing software programs.