Robust optimization of special trains for the transportation of armed forces facilities in the geography of the rail network

Document Type : Original Article


1 Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Parand Branch, Tehran

2 Associate Professor of the Educational Department of Industrial Engineering; Islamic Azad University, Parand branch, Tehran, Iran



Objective: The present research tries to present an optimal method through the review of selected technical documents in the field of armed forces support as well as the review of mathematical relationships and related standards, which should be followed while ensuring the security and safety of military equipment and weapons that can be carried by train along the scattered geography of the rail network.
Methodology: To provide the possibility of saving costs and improving the level of security of military equipment. The current research, using related mathematical relationships common in static science, aims to present an optimal model for the strength and improvement of the security of weapons and military equipment loaded in military wagons based on comparing external forces in a bare frame for the wagons of a military train.
Findings: To do, from the methodological point of view, this research presents a stable and implementable algorithm using static equations and conventional application software through computational methods. Using the findings of this research by the military transport team can lead to increasing the life of the belt restraints of the equipment in the military wagon, in addition to improving the safety of the transport of military equipment. One of the important findings of this research is that it is possible to save financial resources allocated for transporting military equipment to operational areas in war zones.
Originality: (1) The results of this research are new and do not simply follow anything that has gone before and support the rail space for the transportation of military equipment. (2) This technique is fundamentally new and produces interesting results that can be the basis of researchers' study in future studies