TITLE

Blowin' in the Wind

AUTHOR(S)
Wagner, Mark; Kopp, Kenneth; Kolasa, William E.
PUB. DATE
September 2001
SOURCE
UMAP Journal;Fall2001, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p311
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on a mathematical model to determine the optimal evacuation plan for coastal South Carolina in the event of a large hurricane. Since traffic from each coastal population center interferes little with traffic flowing from other areas being evacuated, a staggered evacuation plan does not improve the evacuation time. More problems are caused by placing restrictions on the number and types of vehicles. The ability to evacuate all lives from the endangered areas to safe areas between announcement of mandatory evacuation and landfall of the hurricane is measured as the success of an evacuation plan. The model was implemented in a computer program written in C++ language. A simplified map that includes the interstates, other the 4-lane divided highways, and some 2-lane undivided roads were prepared to stimulate evacuation.
ACCESSION #
21624718

 

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