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|Title: ||Optimal Location of Semi-Obnoxious Facility Case Study: Location of a Hospital at Adansi North District|
|Authors: ||Yeboah, Kwaku|
|Issue Date: ||20-Jun-2013|
|Abstract: ||This thesis seeks to locate a hospital at a central position of the Adansi North District. The problem was considered to be a semi-obnoxious facility location problem and modeled as an absolute 1-centre problem on a general network with demand weights. Absolute
1-centre problem seeks to minimize the maximum weighted distance necessary for the people to access the hospital. I focus on the sub-districts and population at the sub-districts spanning over three years.
I collected data on the road distance between the sub-districts together with the total peoples population at the Adansi North District.
I developed a solution approach based on the decomposition of the network into intervals. I employ some methods of solution including the Floyd Warshall, Local Centre and Regret Analysis, to enable me find a location to place the hospital.
In the end, my method found a location on the road link exactly 4000m from Asokwa to Fomena. The minimum weighted distance from the facility to the farthest node is 603668000m.|
|Description: ||A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Mathematics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of Master of Science, June-2013|
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