Optimization Based Design of Heterogeneous Truck Fleet and Electric Propulsion
Paper in proceedings, 2016

Many researches have been focused on vehicle routing problem during past decades where subject vehicles are previously fully designed and ready to start operation. Further, extensive studies have been done on powertrain design irrespective of the routes where the vehicle is going to be employed. In the present paper, we try to define a new branch of problems where the vehicle design, in particular its propulsion system and loading capacity, is treated simultaneously with the routing problem. The focus is on optimization based design of heterogeneous electric truck fleet to perform a prescribed task with a lowest cost on an available set of routes. The approach is illustrated in a simple case study problem. It is shown that long heavy combination vehicles are energy-efficient but not cost-optimal on short routes.

Routing problems

Energy efficient

Trucks

Vehicle design

Electric truck

Powertrain design

Intelligent vehicle highway systems

Vehicles

Energy efficiency

Loading capacities

Intelligent systems

Propulsion system

Vehicle routing

Fleet operations

Vehicle Routing Problems

Propulsion

Author

Toheed Ghandriz

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems, Vehicle Dynamics

Jonas Hellgren

Volvo Group

Manjurul Islam

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems, Vehicle Dynamics

Leo Laine

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems, Vehicle Dynamics

Bengt J H Jacobson

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems, Vehicle Dynamics

Proceedings, ITSC. IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), November 1-4, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Art no 7795575, Pages 328-335

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering

Vehicle Engineering

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Transport

Building Futures

Production

Energy

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

DOI

10.1109/ITSC.2016.7795575

ISBN

978-1-5090-1889-5

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11/15/2018