Distributed Control of Dangerous Goods Flows

Claudio Roncoli, Chiara Bersani, Roberto Sacile

Abstract

A risk-based approach to managing dangerous goods (DG) transport flows by road is proposed, solving a real-time flow assignment problem. The model assumes the planned scheduling of the fleets and the medium planned speed for vehicles known a priori. The objective is to plan in the vehicle tour schedules in base on DG and general vehicle flows data on the infrastructures acquired in real time. The model minimises both the total risk on the road network and the gap between the real delivery times with respect to the planned ones. The first objective is a social intent of a National Authority and the second one represents the main important cost minimisation for DG carriers. The proposed model is formulated according to an original distributed control approach, based on the decomposition of the original centralised linear quadratic problem.

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in Harvard Style

Roncoli C., Bersani C. and Sacile R. (2012). Distributed Control of Dangerous Goods Flows . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-8565-21-1, pages 325-328. DOI: 10.5220/0004042803250328


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco12,
author={Claudio Roncoli and Chiara Bersani and Roberto Sacile},
title={Distributed Control of Dangerous Goods Flows},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},
year={2012},
pages={325-328},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004042803250328},
isbn={978-989-8565-21-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - Distributed Control of Dangerous Goods Flows
SN - 978-989-8565-21-1
AU - Roncoli C.
AU - Bersani C.
AU - Sacile R.
PY - 2012
SP - 325
EP - 328
DO - 10.5220/0004042803250328