Accession Number : ADA141391

Title :   A Nonlinear Congestion Network Model for Planning Internal Movement in the Hajj.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN CENTER FOR CYBERNETIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Charnes,A ; Duffuaa,S ; Yafi,A

PDF Url : ADA141391

Report Date : Feb 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : This paper develops a non-linear dynamic capacitated network model for planning the movements of pilgrims in the Hajj, one of the world's largest mass movements, according to religious ritual, which would assist in minimizing traffic congestion and the overcrowding of the holy sites. A new non-linear representation of congestion with convenient mathematical properties is made. The model is effective in producing quantitative and qualitative background for general policy decisions on the Hajj transportation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *NONLINEAR ANALYSIS, *NETWORKS, *TRAFFICABILITY, *ROUTING, *MASS TRANSPORTATION, TRAFFIC, CONGESTION, SAUDI ARABIA, HUMANS, GOAL PROGRAMMING, RELIGION

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE