In this paper, we show how first-order hybrid Petri nets can be efficiently used to model and manage intermodal freight transport terminals. The proposed formalism enables the terminal decision maker to choose the speeds associated with continuous transitions in order to optimize the terminal performance by two alternative control policies: the container flows maximization and the minimization of the residual containers in the storage area. The approach may be used either offline, to take decisions on the terminal resources, or online, to solve congestions/malfunctions. A real case study is modeled and managed by the proposed optimal control policies.

Cavone, G., Dotoli, M., Seatzu, C. (2016). Management of Intermodal Freight Terminals by First-Order Hybrid Petri Nets. IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LETTERS, 1(1), 2-9 [10.1109/LRA.2015.2502905].

Management of Intermodal Freight Terminals by First-Order Hybrid Petri Nets

Cavone, G;
2016

Abstract

In this paper, we show how first-order hybrid Petri nets can be efficiently used to model and manage intermodal freight transport terminals. The proposed formalism enables the terminal decision maker to choose the speeds associated with continuous transitions in order to optimize the terminal performance by two alternative control policies: the container flows maximization and the minimization of the residual containers in the storage area. The approach may be used either offline, to take decisions on the terminal resources, or online, to solve congestions/malfunctions. A real case study is modeled and managed by the proposed optimal control policies.
Cavone, G., Dotoli, M., Seatzu, C. (2016). Management of Intermodal Freight Terminals by First-Order Hybrid Petri Nets. IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LETTERS, 1(1), 2-9 [10.1109/LRA.2015.2502905].
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