Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences

Author Country (or Countries)

South Africa


A temporo-spatial stochastic model is formulated for analysing the problem of positioning of humanitarian relief centres for optimum disaster-relief management. Disasters occur in a line segment region of the real line according to a Poisson process. Two relief centres are positioned at two different points of the line segment for providing humanitarian relief to the disaster sites. The stationary mean rate of relief rendered by the two inventories is obtained. By optimizing the mean rate, the optimum positions of the two relief centres are obtained.