Academic articles

A System Dynamics Simulation-Based Sustainability Benchmarking

Sustainability assessment is a multi-faceted, dynamic, and complex paradigm in the context of buildings with several social, economic, and environmental interactions. Currently, the building sector lacks a sustainability evaluation and benchmarking mechanism. So, a system-thinking approach that can solve these challenges due to its ability to evaluate complex systems was developed.

A Tutorial on How to Set Up a System Dynamics Simulation on the Example of Covid-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 virus has substantially transformed many aspects of life, impacted industries, and revolutionized supply chains all over the world. System dynamics modeling can aid in predicting future outcomes of the pandemic and generate key learnings. This tutorial describes how the system dynamics simulation model was constructed for the Covid-19 pandemic using AnyLogic Software. The model serves as a general foundation for further epidemiological simulations and system dynamics modeling.

Dynamic Modeling and Sensitivity Analysis of a Stratified Heat Storage Coupled with a Heat Pump and an Organic Rankine Cycle

The storage of electrical energy is becoming increasingly important to satisfy the demand through renewable energy sources. In this paper, a continuous and discrete simulation of a pumped thermal energy storage (PTES) system are compared with respect to their computational time and accuracy.

Simulating and Evaluating Supply Chain Disruptions Along an End-to-end Semiconductor Automotive Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented public health and economic crisis, that dramatically impacted different industries, and presented an unforeseen challenge to the automotive industry and its supply chain. Researchers modeled a system dynamics simulation to demonstrate the behavior of a multi-echelon supply chain responding to different end market scenarios.

Multi-agent Optimization of the Intermodal Terminal Main Parameters: Research Based on a Case Study

Due to numerous uncertainties such as bad weather conditions, frequent changes in the schedules of vessels, breakdowns of equipment, port managers are aiming at providing adaptive and flexible strategic planning of their facilities, especially intermodal terminals (dry ports).

This research shows that the combination of the agent-based modeling with other simulation approaches simplifies the process of designing simulation models and increases their visibility. The developed set of models allows the researchers to compute the balanced values of the parameters. Consequently, it helps achieve effective operation of a seaport – intermodal terminal system. The provided case study on one of the busiest ports in China proves the adequacy and validity of the developed simulation models.

How Order Placement Influences Resource Allocation and Order Processing Times Inside a Multi-user Warehouse

This paper focuses on the influence of different order placement behavior of users on the allocation of common resources inside a multi-user warehouse. Furthermore, the interdependencies between one user’s resource usage on other users’ order processing time is investigated. For this objective, an agent-based simulation model has been developed, depicting a rectangular warehouse with two users and one order picker. Results show that different order placement behavior and resource usage of one user have a strong influence on order processing times of other users. Furthermore, by simulating uneven order placement by one user, it can be shown that peaks in order demand influence other user’s order processing times with a delay of up to two hours after the peak occurred. Thus, the results highlight the need for coordinated order placement of partners inside a multi-user warehouse.