Benchmark study of five optimization algorithms for weather routing
Paper in proceedings, 2017
In the weather routing market, four routing optimization algorithms are commonly used. They are the so-called modified Isochrone and Isopone methods, dynamic programming, three-dimensional dynamic programming, and Dijkstra’s algorithm, respectively. Each optimization algorithm has its own advantages and disadvantages to estimate a ship routing with shortest sailing time or/and minimum fuel consumption. This paper will present a benchmark study that compare these algorithms for routing optimization aiming at minimum fuel consumption. A merchant ship sailing in the North Atlantic with full-scale performance measurements, are employed as the case study vessels for the comparison. The ship’s speed/power performance is based on the ISO2015 methods combined with the measurement data. It is expected to demonstrate the pros and cons of different algorithms for the ship’s sail planning.
Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Marine Technology
Division of Marine Design
Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radar Remote Sensing
International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
1523-651X (ISSN)Vol. OMAE2017-61022
EONav - Earth Observation for Maritime Navigation
European Commission (Horizon 2020), 2016-05-01 -- 2019-04-30.
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