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Agent-based simulation of freight transport between geographical zones
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We present TAPAS-Z, which is an agent-based freight transport analysis model for simulation of decision-making and transport activities. TAPAS-Z is a further development of a simulation model called TAPAS, and it has improved support for simulation of transport in large geographical regions. It is based on the principles that shipments are simulated for chosen supplier-consumer relations in a geographic region, and that the geographic locations of suppliers and consumers are randomly varied for each shipment. In TAPAS-Z, one supplier represents all real-world suppliers in a geographic zone, and one consumer represents all real-world consumers in a zone. In that way, TAPAS-Z is able to capture some of the diversity in freight transport that is caused by the varying geographic locations of senders and receivers, and which is important when assessing the impact of transport policy and infrastructural measures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2013. Vol. 19, 829-834 p.
Procedia Computer Science, ISSN 1877-0509
Keyword [en]
Multi-agent-based simulation, MABS, Freight transport modeling, Zone-based freight simulation
National Category
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6843DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2013.06.110ISI: 000361480500100OAI: diva2:834391
4th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT) / 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT), Halifax, Nova Scotia
Available from: 2013-12-02 Created: 2013-11-28 Last updated: 2016-06-21Bibliographically approved

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