Applied Mathematics
p-ISSN: 2163-1409 e-ISSN: 2163-1425
2019; 9(2): 49-58
doi:10.5923/j.am.20190902.02
Edward Obeng Amoako
Department of Mathematics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana
Correspondence to: Edward Obeng Amoako, Department of Mathematics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana.
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There have been a number of fire outbreak cases recorded in the KNUST area that has brought about loss of lives to inhabitants and loss of properties. Some routes within the district can be reconstructed into bitumen roads so that fire attackers can traverse through the district in order to prevent fire incidents. The main objective in this study is finding the minimum travel distances and shortest paths from the Knust Fire Station to all other towns in the district of Kumasi Metropolitan area in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Shortest path algorithms of various variants have been discussed with examples in this study as well as review of abstracts of other related books and articles. The Floyd’s Algorithm has been explained in which it maximize the source node minus the destination node. It was found out that at each destination used in the objective function, the Floyd’s algorithm proceeds to obtain minimum distances to every other destination. The introductory part of the paper deals with the theory of searching for optimal routes in transport networks, including a description of each type of optimization tasks. The aim of the article is demonstration of Floyd algorithm application to find the minimal paths from each node to another in network graph - in our case the network represents traffic model of road network in the region of Knust.
Keywords: Distance Matrix, Traffic Network, Transport Model, Floyd Algorithm, Optimal Route, Minimal Path
Cite this paper: Edward Obeng Amoako, Application of Floyd’s Algorithm for Knust Fire Service, Applied Mathematics, Vol. 9 No. 2, 2019, pp. 49-58. doi: 10.5923/j.am.20190902.02.
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Figure 2. Map of Knust Alphabetical Labeling of the Junctions |
The table below shows each distance between each of the junctions on the map |
Using the same procedure other shortest distances have been calculated in table 2 below |