Long Haul Logistics Using Electric Trailers by Incorporating an Energy Consumption Meta-Model Into Agent-Based Model

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Abstract

This paper presents the preliminary result of an Agent-Based Modeling Study (ABMS) that analyzes an electrification strategy for the UK’s long haul logistics operations. Because long haul logistics is very energy intensive, the dynamics of the trailer’s energy consumption must be taken into account. Engineering approaches are computationally expensive and inhibit us from modeling interactions within the entire fleet of trailers. This paper proposes an alternative approach to model the vehicle’s energy consumption. Our model validation shows that the ABMS can replicate a real world operator’s operations with sufficient accuracy. Subsequently we use our ABMS to evaluate the potential benefits of using electric trailers in the operator’s fleet.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)
PublisherIEEE
Pages147-158
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781728194998
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2021
EventWinter Simulation Conference 2020 : Simulation Drives Innovation - virtual
Duration: 14 Dec 202018 Dec 2020
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Conference

ConferenceWinter Simulation Conference 2020
Abbreviated titleWSC20
Period14/12/2018/12/20
Internet address

Keywords

  • agent-based model
  • supply chain
  • logistics
  • electric vehicles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modelling and Simulation

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