Thesis defence Y. Shu: vessel route choice

12 September 2019 10:00 - Location: Aula, TU Delft - By: webredactie

Vessel Route Choice Model and Operational Model based on Optimal Control. Promotor 1: S.P. Hoogendoorn (CiTG); Promotor 2: H. Ligteringen (em.hgl. CiTG); Promotor 3: W. Daamen (CiTG).

This thesis focuses on analyzing vessel behavior including speed, course and path based on the Automatic Identification System (AIS) data, and developing the route choice (RC) model and the vessel maneuvering prediction (VMP) model based on optimal control theory to simulate vessel behavior in ports and inland waterways. Both the RC model and VMP model are calibrated using AIS data, and then used for a case study to show the ability of the two models in vessel behavior prediction. Important implications for practice are proposed for both the port authority and the bridge team. Future research focuses on considering additional factors in the model, investigating different vessel categories, expanding the model to derive desired speed and the simultaneous simulation of multiple vessels.

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