Mahdi Alinaghian

Work place: Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran



Research Interests: Programming Language Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Analysis of Algorithms


Mahdi Alinaghian is an Assistant Professor at Isfahan university of technology. He received PhD in Industrial Engineering, from Iran university of technology. His research interests include Discrete Event simulation, uncertain programming, supply chain management, Meta heuristic Algorithms. His published research articles appear in, EXPERT SYST APPL, NSPEC, J INTELL MANUF, IJAMT, and etc.

Author Articles
A Novel Mathematical Model for Cross Dock Open-Close Vehicle Routing Problem with Splitting

By Mahdi Alinaghian Mina Rezaei Kalantari Ali Bozorgi-Amiri Nima Golghamat Raad

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Jul. 2016

Cross docks play an important role in goods distribution. In most of the common models, the capacity of vehicles is not completely used as they assume that each node is met only by one vehicle. Also, due to high cost of purchasing vehicles with high capacity, rental vehicles are used in collecting section. In this paper, a novel mathematical model is presented in which, each node can be possibly visited by different vehicles (splitting). Besides, in the proposed model, existence of open routes in pickup section has been supposed. Then, one meta-heuristic method based on the simulation annealing algorithm with two different approaches has been developed. For testing the performance of the proposed algorithm, the obtained results compared with the exact answers in both small and large scales. The outcomes show that the algorithm works properly.

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