Optimal operator-machine work assignment to water pipeline repair

Shang Yao Yan, Yu Chen Lin, Wei Chung Wang

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In this research we employ mathematic programming techniques to develop an integer programming model which can help the decision maker effectively solve water pipeline repair operator-machine work assignment problems to complete all repair cases. To demonstrate the model application and to preliminarily test the model in practice, a case study was performed using real operating data from a repairing contractor. The test results show that the model could be useful references for both academics and practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-309
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013


  • Integer programming
  • Operator-machine work assignment
  • Optimization
  • Water pipeline repair


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