A simulation model for the planning and control of AGVs at automated container terminals

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Abstract

This paper presents a scalable and flexible agent-based simulation (ABS) model for the planning and control of AGVs at automated container terminals (ACTs). A comprehensive and generic multi-agent system is presented to effectively manage the container handling process between the quay and stacks of ACTs. Specifically, we design an agent-based Traffic Manager, which serves as a control application layer for all processes related to the horizontal transport of containers using AGVs. Our ABS model provides a playground to easily test out the effectiveness of different types and layouts of ACTs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWSC 2018 - 2018 Winter Simulation Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSimulation for a Noble Cause
PublisherIEEE
Pages2941-2952
Number of pages12
Volume2018-December
ISBN (Electronic)9781538665725
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2019
Event2018 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2018 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 9 Dec 201812 Dec 2018
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Conference2018 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2018
Abbreviated titleWSC 2018
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period9/12/1812/12/18
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Gerrits, B., Mes, M., & Schuur, P. (2019). A simulation model for the planning and control of AGVs at automated container terminals. In WSC 2018 - 2018 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulation for a Noble Cause (Vol. 2018-December, pp. 2941-2952). [8632529] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2018.8632529