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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 538695, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/538695
Research Article

Multiobjective Model for Emergency Resources Allocation

1College of Traffic, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
2State Key Laboratory of Automobile Dynamic Simulation, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China

Received 7 August 2012; Revised 21 November 2012; Accepted 18 December 2012

Academic Editor: Wuhong Wang

Copyright © 2013 Zhaosheng Yang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Emergency resources allocation is essential to the emergency rescue effectiveness, and it has become a research focus for emergency rescue. This paper proposes a multiresource dynamic allocation model of emergency rescues and corresponding solving method. The object of the proposed model is to maximize the overall emergency rescue effectiveness of allocated resources and minimize the allocating costs of resources. The model considers the dynamic nature that the casualties of trapped victims change over time. At last, a numerical example is presented to test the model and its algorithm.