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• Analytic Network Process (ANP) for solar power plant location problem ﻿

Solar energy is the most readily available source of energy and one of the most important sources of the renewable energy because it is non-polluting and helps in lessening the greenhouse effect. Main problem of establishing a solar power plant is to determine its location. In the presence of many location alternatives and evaluation criteria a multiple-criteria decision making problem arises. In this work the location problem will be solved by using Analytic Network Process (ANP) to figure out ...

• Determining master schedule of surgical operations by integer programming: A case study ﻿

Fixed amounts of available Operating Room (OR) time compatibility of ORs and restrictions related to surgery equipment and surgeon availabilities complicate the process of preparing the master surgical schedule at hospitals. In this research an integer programming model and its application at Etiler World Eye Hospital (in Turkey) are presented in order to create a master surgical schedule that includes the most common surgery types on weekly basis and resolves surgeon equipment and operating room ...

• Location-routing decisions in an earthquake relief network ﻿

In this paper, an integer mathematical model is developed in order to configure part of the earthquake relief network in Istanbul, Turkey. The aim of the mathematical model is to help decision makers decide on the locations of sub depots (distribution centers), as well as routing relief aid parcels from the main depot to the sub depots; and from the sub depots to the neighborhoods while minimizing the total distance of transportation and taking into consideration the sub depot and neighborhood ...

• A network model for the location-routing decisions of a logistics company ﻿

In this paper, part of the logistics network of one of the leading logistics companies in Turkey is analyzed. Data related to the candidate warehouse locations, supplies and demands of customers are collected. A network model is developed in order to reconfigure the logistics network. The aim of the mathematical model is to help decision makers decide on the locations of warehouses, as well as routing products from suppliers to the distribution center; from distribution center to warehouses; and ...

• Routing decisions in an earthquake relief network ﻿

In this paper, a mathematical model is developed in order to configure part of the earthquake relief network in Istanbul, Turkey. The aim of the mathematical model is to help decision makers decide on the routing of different types of relief aids (food, drug, and tent) from the local airport to the main distribution centers; from the main distribution centers to sub-distribution centers and from these centers to the tent areas and meeting points of people in need, while minimizing the total cost ...

• Selection of raw material for biodiesel production in Turkey ﻿

Selection of the appropriate raw material for biodiesel production is a complex problem and requires an extensive evaluation process. In this paper, as raw materials of biodiesel production, sunflower, safflower, canola, algae, cottonseed, soybean, and palm plants are taken into consideration. These decision alternatives are evaluated with respect to several criteria such as price adequacy, suitability of the plant to the climate, land or area, benefits of the plant after processing (the sediment), ...