University of Twente Student Theses

Login

Electric Vehicle Routing Problems: The operations of electric towing trucks at an airport under uncertain arrivals and departures

Brevoord, Julia M. (2021) Electric Vehicle Routing Problems: The operations of electric towing trucks at an airport under uncertain arrivals and departures.

[img] PDF
7MB
Abstract:As a result of the Paris Agreement, electric taxiing of aircraft needs to be the standard and all ground-based activities at a Dutch airport need to be zero-emission by 2030. This requires an energy-transition at airports, where decision-makers need to decide which type of ground service equipment needs to be bought in order to meet the Paris Agreements. In this thesis we developed a deterministic Electric Vehicle Routing Problem (EVRP) as a Mixed Integer Linear Program (MILP) that determines the optimal operations of electric towing trucks, minimizing the electricity costs. These electric towing trucks tow aircraft from the landing lane (gate) to the gate (runway) within a time-window and need to charge at a charging station when their battery is empty. As the uncertainty in arrival and departure times of aircraft has an impact on the operations of the electric towing trucks, decision makers need to know what the effect on the operations of electric towing trucks is. An EVRP with uncertain arrival and departure times is described by a Robust Optimization (RO) program. This RO- based program schedules the electric trucks at the beginning of the day, minimizing the electricity costs, while ensuring aircraft are towed on time, whilst the arrival/departure times are uncertain. A dynamic EVRP with uncertain arrival and departure times of aircraft is developed to determine the optimal operations throughout the day using the information about the actual arrival and departure times that becomes available throughout the day.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
ORTEC, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:31 mathematics
Programme:Applied Mathematics MSc (60348)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/86091
Export this item as:BibTeX
EndNote
HTML Citation
Reference Manager

 

Repository Staff Only: item control page