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Subject: LCSH

Railoads, Business logistics


Industrial Engineering | Mechanical Engineering


In this paper, we present a two-stage mixed integer programming (MIP) interdiction model in which an interdictor chooses a limited amount of elements to attack first on a given network, and then an operator dispatches trains through the residual network. Our MIP model explicitly incorporates discrete unit flows of trains on the rail network with time-variant capacities. A real coal rail transportation network is used in order to generate scenarios to provide tactical and operational level vulnerability assessment analysis including rerouting decisions, travel and delay costs analysis, and the frequency of interdictions of facilities for the dynamic rail system.


This is the authors' accepted version of the article published in Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. The version of record appears at



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Gedik, R., Medal, H., Rainwater, C., Pohl, E. A., & Mason, S. J. (2014). Vulnerability assessment and re-routing of freight trains under disruptions: A coal supply chain network application. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 71, 45-57.