Improving the Taiwan military’s disaster relief response to typhoons
Sanchez, Susan M.
Buttrey, Samuel E.
MetadataShow full item record
Taiwan is prone to many natural disasters, especially typhoons. This thesis adapts an existing stochastic prepositioning optimization model to create a tool for Taiwan military disaster recovery planners, and then uses experimental design techniques to systematically explore solutions. The goals are to minimize the expected number of casualties and unmet commodities demands, and to determine the average number of workers deployed in response to each scenario. A design of experiments methodology is applied to the optimization model to reveal how uncertainty in the parameters translates to uncertainty in objective function values. The approach can also identify the parameters with the greatest impact on the objective function, and result in more robust solutions. The analysis demonstrates that it is not always necessary to spend as much money and deploy as many workers as in the past in order to get the best results. Additionally, the approach shows how a decision maker, with more accurate and current weather reports, can refer to the path and intensity of typhoons while making rescue plans. In summary, this research shows that there is great potential for quantitative methods to improve the disaster-relief planning process.
RightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Kessler, Eric von. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008-03);The Taiwan issue is a source of possible conflict between Taiwan, the People's Republic of China, and the United States. While China and Taiwan relations have strengthened, the prospect of reunification remains uncertain. ...
Yang, Tingting (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-09);In Southeast Asia, a unique situation has existed for decades where political, economic, military and cultural relations flourish between Southeast Asian countries and Taiwan in the absence of official diplomatic relations. ...
A study of U.S. arms sales and the transfer of defense technology to the Navy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Kuan, Chu-Cheng (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1990-06);U.S. Foreign Military Sales to ROC in Taiwan have always been a controversial matter, and the United States has often yielded to the pressure from Communist China. The Taiwan Relations Act was designed by Congress to provide ...