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Influence of topology and payload on CO2 optimised vehicle routing.

Scott, Catherine, Urquhart, Neil B and Hart, Emma (2010) Influence of topology and payload on CO2 optimised vehicle routing. In: Applications of Evolutionary Computing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6025 . Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 141-150. ISBN 978-3-642-12241-5

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This paper investigates the influence of gradient and payload correction factors used within a CO2 emission model on the solutions to shortest path and travelling salesman problems when applied to freight delivery.
Problem instances based on real life examples using the road network of Scotland are studied. Solutions are obtained using a range of metrics and vehicles. The results are compared to determine if the inclusion of gradient and payload as inputs to the emission model have any influence on the routes taken by vehicles or the order of visiting customers. For the problem instances studied no significant influence was found. However for vehicle routing problems with large differences in payload and hilly road networks further investigation is needed.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-3-642-12241-5
Electronic ISBN: 978-3-642-12242-2
Uncontrolled Keywords: freight delivery; CO2 emission; vehicle routing; gradient; payload;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Item ID: 3708
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2010 16:32
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2013 13:50
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3708

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