Download Intelligent Freight Transportation (Automation and Control by Petros A. Ioannou PDF

By Petros A. Ioannou

Expanding potential at ports and items stream within the provide chain in most cases, whereas additionally gratifying environmental, fiscal, political, hard work union, and different constraints is, arguably, the best problem of recent transportation. With area at a top class and prices throughout the roof, it really is more and more seen that the normal suggestions aren't possible within the brief- or perhaps medium-term. although, advances in info expertise, telecommunications, facts administration, and computation instruments, coupled with fresh study in structures optimization and keep an eye on, may supply promising new techniques.

Show description

Read Online or Download Intelligent Freight Transportation (Automation and Control Engineering) PDF

Best transportation books

A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary

From the bestselling writer of The paintings of commute comes a wittily exciting exploration of the unusual "non-place" that he believes is the creative heart of our civilization.

Given unparalleled entry to 1 of the world's busiest airports as a "writer-in-residence," Alain de Botton chanced on it to be a show off for plenty of of the main crosscurrents of the trendy world--from our religion in know-how to our destruction of nature, from our worldwide interconnectedness to our romanticizing of the unique. He met tourists from in every single place and spoke with every body from luggage handlers to pilots to the airport chaplain. Weaving jointly those conversations and his personal observations--of every thing from the poetry of room provider menus to the eerie silence in the midst of the runway at midnight--de Botton has produced a rare meditation on a spot that almost all folks by no means decelerate adequate to determine truly. Lavishly illustrated in colour through popular photographer Richard Baker, every week on the Airport finds the airport in all its turbulence and soullessness and--yes--even beauty.

Transportation Planning: State of the Art

This e-book collects chosen shows of the assembly of the EURO operating team on Transportation, which came about on the division of Ma- ematics at Chalmers college of expertise, Göteborg (or, Gothenburg), Sweden, September 9–11, 1998. [The EURO operating crew on Transpor- tion was once based on the finish of the seventh EURO summer time Institute on city site visitors administration, which happened in Cetraro, Italy, June 21–July, 1991.

Official and Unofficial US Navy Air Patches 1920s to Today

It is a pleasant publication, giving perception into the total strategy of the production and approval of squadron patches of the USA military. a really vibrant and wonderful view of a hugely overlooked zone of naval historical past. The authors offer an intensive unfold of color pictures of patches, and provides a damning end on how political correctness, even again in 1990, was once sucking the liberty of expression from this glorious type of artwork.

Electrical energy storage in transportation systems

This ebook offers with the administration and valuation of power garage in electrical strength grids, highlighting the curiosity of garage platforms in grid functions and constructing administration methodologies in line with man made intelligence instruments. The authors spotlight the significance of storing electricity, within the context of sustainable improvement, in ""smart cities"" and ""smart transportation"", and speak about a number of prone that storing electricity can convey.

Extra info for Intelligent Freight Transportation (Automation and Control Engineering)

Example text

A rule of thumb often used in the industry is if a quay crane can increase its average container moves per hour by a single container, that crane will bring in an additional million dollars of revenue per year to the terminal. As with any rule of thumb it is not exact, but it emphasizes the fact that in this industry seconds saved can add up to millions earned. In addition, small ideas can normally be implemented under a small budget, with small risk, and small, if any, installation disruption to normal operations.

While the cranes/shuttles could move from track to track, they did not use the GRAIL switches, but rather more conventional switches that were operationally proven but much slower. Also, the installed minisystem did not include a shuttle track spur to the ship, and as a result, the cargo had to be delivered to hostlers/ chassis to move the cargo out of the matrix storage system. Because of this, many of the predicted benefits of the system could not be fully realized. One of the major development costs for the GRAIL was the creation of a safe, automated control system.

But more importantly, each smaller project, or phase, should ideally be able to provide benefit to the terminal on its own. This will allow the terminal to examine the real-life benefits and problems with the technology before fully committing to the full project. If any phase of the Automated Container Terminals 39 project were implemented and did not provide the full benefits expected, the future phases need not be built. In the following sections a number of automated terminal concepts that have been proposed will be discussed, in no particular order.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.24 of 5 – based on 9 votes