Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73109
Authors: 
Kellenbrink, Carolin
Helber, Stefan
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Diskussionspapiere der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät, Universität Hannover 511
Abstract: 
In projects with a flexible project structure, the activities that have to be scheduled are not completely known beforehand. Instead, scheduling such a project includes the decision whether to carry out particular activities at all. This also effects precedence constraints between the finally implemented activities. However, established model formulations and solution approaches for the resource-constrained project scheduling problem (RCPSP) assume that the project structure is given in advance. In this paper, the traditional RCPSP is hence extended by a highly general model-endogenous decision on this flexible project structure. This is illustrated by the example of the aircraft turnaround process at airports. We present a genetic algorithm to solve this type of scheduling problem and evaluate it in an extensive numerical study.
Subjects: 
Project scheduling
Genetic algorithms
RCPSP
Flexible projects
JEL: 
C61
C44
M11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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