Academic articles

Effect of Real-Time Truck Arrival Information on the Resilience of Slot Management Systems

This paper considers a loading facility that uses Truck Appointment System (TAS) for slot management and faces incoming truck arrival uncertainty due to traffic congestion. The researchers developed an integer mathematical model to represent the adaptive behavior that determines the optimal reschedules by minimizing the average truck waiting time. The model was aimed to emulate the adaptive system. It was created in AnyLogic simulation software based on the conceptual model.

A Simulation-Heuristic Approach to Optimally Design Drone Delivery Systems in Rural Areas

Commercial companies are looking at drones as a viable source of package transportation. Many supply chains have started to experiment with drone delivery systems and simulation modeling helps with such investigations a lot. The developers modeled the drone delivery problem with agent-based simulation and optimized the locations of drone depots and charging stations.

A Software Library for Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation of Active Shooting Events

Active shooting events are, unfortunately, a common situation. To help civilians, first responders, and governments better understand how to deal with these, a model was developed to simulate such incidents. In addition, the Purdue Institute of Homeland Security built a library to make future models simpler to develop.

Enhanced Operational Management of Airport Ground Support Equipment for Better Aircraft Turnaround Performance

The aircraft turnaround process consists of "ground handling operations" that are required to set an aircraft ready for its subsequent departure. This work focuses on enhancing the planning and real-time allocation of apron operations that are used to turn around an aircraft between two consecutive flights.

Generic Semiconductor Manufacturing Simulation Model

Simulation is one of the most used approaches to analyze semiconductor manufacturing systems. However, most simulation models are designed for single-use applications and study a limited set of problems that are not reusable afterwards. This paper proposes a generic, data-driven simulation model to evaluate and analyze a wide range of problems arising in modern semiconductor manufacturing systems.