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Enhancing the Movement of People and Goods in A Potential World Class University using Transportation Model

Agarana, M. C. and Owoloko, E. A. and Kolawole, A. A. (2016) Enhancing the Movement of People and Goods in A Potential World Class University using Transportation Model. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 12 (1). pp. 281-294. ISSN 0973-1768

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Abstract

Most world class universities are like small cities because of their sizes and compositions. They therefore face urban transportation problems due to increase in human activities. This paper looks at minimizing the time spent to move from one point to another in Covenant University. Covenant University is a potential world class university whose fast growth in the past twelve years can lead to transportation problems in the future if the transportation system is not properly planned. Transportation problem is one of the major areas of application of linear programming. Google map was used to calculate the distance and time it takes to move from one point to the other in the University. Three transportation methods: Northwest corner method, least cost method and Vogel Approximation method were used to find the initial feasible solution, while MODI method was used to find the optimal solution. The optimal solution shows that the movement of people and goods can be enhanced in Covenant University if time spent to move from one point to another is reduced. Reduction in the time spent reduces stress and results in having more time to attend to more pressing issues.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transportation model, World class university, Movement of people and goods
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Mathematics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2017 10:52
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2017 10:52
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7894

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