TITLE

Using Simulation to Design an Automated Underground System for Transporting Freight Around Schiphol Airport

AUTHOR(S)
van der Heijden, M. C.; van Harten, A.; Ebben, M. J. R.; Saanen, Y. A.; Valentin, E. C.; Verbreck, A.
PUB. DATE
July 2002
SOURCE
Interfaces;Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the use of simulation to design an automated underground system for transporting freight around Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands. To avoid road congestion a highly automated underground transport system using automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) was developed around Schiphol Airport. It is unique in its scale, incorporating 16 to 25 km tubes connecting five to 20 terminals, and it includes 200 to 400 AGVs to transport an estimated 3.5 million tons of cargo in 2020 with different ordering priorities. Combined with automated transport, loading and unloading, and logistics planning and control, AGVs in underground tubes can form an efficient, fast, flexible, and reliable cargo transport system. Therefore, the stakeholders, being the government and the major business partners, provided research grants to an independent institute to carry out an in-depth investigation of such a system's technical feasibility, its merits for reliable logistics service, its environmental benefits, and its costs.
ACCESSION #
17656073

 

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