Logistic control in automated transportation networks

Mark Ebben

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Increasing congestion problems lead to a search for alternative transportation systems. Automated transportation networks, possibly underground, are an option. Logistic control systems are essential for future implementations of such automated transportation networks. This book contributes to the design and evaluation of logistic control methods. Starting point is an object model that is designed and implemented. Then simulation studies are used to experiment with alternative control methods an system layouts.The author studied vehicle management and two-way track control, both primary processes of an automated transportation network. He developed several planning and control variants. Furthermore, he investigated the secondary processes of battery management and failure management. A case-study on an underground transportation system around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol was used to evaluate the different control methods.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • van Harten, Aart, Supervisor
    • van der Heijden, Matthieu, Advisor
    Award date8 Jun 2001
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs90-365-1591-2
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2001


    • IR-38625
    • METIS-123915


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