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Simulation-based dynamic partitioning of yard crane workload for container terminal operations

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dc.contributor.author Guo, Xi
dc.contributor.author Huang, Shell Ying
dc.contributor.author Hsu, Wen Jing
dc.contributor.author Low, Malcolm Yoke Hean
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-14T08:43:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-14T08:43:04Z
dc.date.copyright 2009
dc.date.issued 2011-10-14
dc.identifier.citation Guo, X., Huang, S. Y., Hsu, W. J., & Low, M. Y. H. (2009). Simulation-Based Dynamic Partitioning of Yard Crane Workload for Container Terminal Operations. Annual Simulation Symposium.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/7270
dc.description.abstract We study the problem of dynamic partitioning of the workload of yard cranes in a container terminal with the objective of expediting their service to the container-carrying vehicles, which in turn helps to reduce the vessel turnaround time. Because the workload distribution in the container storage yard changes dynamically, we propose to periodically divide container yard blocks into non-overlapping zones for cranes allocated to the yard blocks, then allocate each non-overlapping zone to a distinct crane. The non-overlapping zones are separated by a safety distance so the crane clash problem and the resulting delays in operations are eliminated. To obtain the optimal partitions for each planning period, we use real time data driven simulation to estimate the dynamic workload of each yard crane in the proposed yard crane workload partition algorithms. Our experimental results show that our partition scheme is indeed able to substantially reduce vehicle waiting time.
dc.format.extent 8 p.
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights © 2009 Society for Computer Simulation International.
dc.subject DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Computer applications::Physical sciences and engineering
dc.subject DRNTU::Engineering::Maritime studies::Maritime science and technology
dc.title Simulation-based dynamic partitioning of yard crane workload for container terminal operations
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.contributor.conference Annual Simulation Symposium (42nd : 2009 : San Diego, USA)
dc.contributor.school School of Computer Engineering
dc.description.version Accepted version
dc.identifier.rims 139806

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