Optimal location-size of a facility on an plane with interaction effects of distance

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A binomial model for the interaction effects of distance is used to obtain the probable demand for a facility located on a plane. Such demand expressed as a function of size, location, population profile and distribution on the plane, is shown (using arguments leading to the central limit theorem) to be normal. Optimization of expected cost criteria is then used to obtain optimal locations under uncertainty. Examples are resolved and the practical implications of the model suggested are drawn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-115
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1978


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management

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