Optimization of Real Time Model using Linear Programming and MATLAB
Ashish Kumar Atri

Ashish Kumar Atri, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 15 June 2016 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 June 2016 | Manuscript Published on 30 June 2016 | PP: 1-5 | Volume-6 Issue-1, June 2016 | Retrieval Number: A2312066116/16©BEIESP
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Abstract: The Reliance Corporation is a large, fully integrated petroleum company based in India. The company produces most of its oil in its own oil field. A large distribution network is used to transport the oil to the company’s refineries and then to transport the petroleum products from the refineries to Reliance’s distribution centres. This work represents transportation problem and addresses the transportation flow of refined & processed oil from the refineries to the company’s distribution centres. The aim is to achieve the minimum cost of transportation flow, since the cost minimization directly relates to the company’s profitability of which is representing operation efficiency. The transportation model is converted into linear programming problem and is solved using MATLAB software. The models were studied based on a real time data model and as example of transportation flow of oil from various refineries to various distribution centres.
Keywords: Transportation, Linear Programming, MATLAB, OIL Refinery.

Scope of the Article: Mechanical Maintenance