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GIS Risk-Based Routes for Hazardous Shipments by Roads

Rulla Saad 1, Khaled Hamad 2, Abdallah Shanableh 2, and Wameed Radeef 2
1. Sharjah Research Academy, Government of Sharjah, UAE
2. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

Abstract—Hazardous materials (HAZMATs) are products that pose risk to health, property, and safety. Because of its concentration, quantity, infectious or physical characteristics. Such material can cause significant health problems when released or spilled. Given all kinds of risks to public health caused by hazardous material, transporting these materials is a major concern for the public, authorities, institutions, and professionals. The risk associated with HAZMAT routing and its possibility of release makes it different from the conventional vehicle routing method. The main goal of this paper is to calculate the traditional risk to find the least risky routes for transporting HAZMAT between an origin-destination pair. This is accomplished through two major steps: (1) identifying and computing HAZMAT risk using traditional risk method on a segment-by-segment basis, and (2) finding the least-risky HAZMAT routes using shortest path algorithm in a GIS environment. In this paper, the traditional risk is assumed to be the product of the dose and the population exposed. Moreover, the segment risk is defined as the product of the incident probability and the population exposed, which can be used to obtain the HAZMAT risk along a route. This risk model, often termed as “traditional risk” measure, which has been used in numerous HAZMAT routing studies that are mentioned later in this paper.

Index Terms—traditional risk, GIS, HAZMAT, origin-destination, routes

Cite: Rulla Saad, Khaled Hamad, Abdallah Shanableh, and Wameed Radeef, "GIS Risk-Based Routes for Hazardous Shipments by Roads," Journal of Traffic and Logistics Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 30-34, June 2017. doi: 10.18178/jtle.5.1.30-34
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