HPC models threat from terrorist attacks on hazardous materials shipments

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Approximately 800,000 shipments of hazardous materials move daily through the U.S. transportation system and approximately one truck in five on U.S. highways is carrying some form of hazmat. While the safety record is excellent, public sensitivity to the risks associated with hazmat shipments is substantial.

…Nozick and Dadkar’s game-theoretic model simulates the interactions between government agencies, shippers/carriers, and terrorists. Each of the relevant actors makes choices over time and has only partial control over the results of their choices. Incorporating the goals and activities of the terrorists into the routing models for the shippers/carriers is essential in order to provide guidance to federal, state and local governments.