Agent-based modelling of aircraft boarding methods

Iyigunlu, Serter, Fookes, Clinton, & Yarlagadda, Prasad K. (2014) Agent-based modelling of aircraft boarding methods. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH), SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, pp. 148-154.

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We implemented six different boarding strategies (Wilma, Steffen, Reverse Pyramid, Random, Blocks and By letter) in order to investigate boarding times for Boeing 777 and Airbus 380 aircraft. We also introduce three new boarding methods to find the optimum boarding strategy. Our models explicitly simulate the behaviour of groups of people travelling together and we explicitly simulate the timing to store their luggage as part of the boarding process. Results from the simulation demonstrates the Reverse Pyramid method is the best boarding method for Boeing 777, and the Steffen method is the best boarding method for Airbus 380. For the new suggested boarding methods, aisle first boarding method is the best boarding strategy for Boeing 777 and row arrangement method is the best boarding strategy for Airbus 380. Overall best boarding strategy is aisle first boarding method for Boeing 777 and Steffen method for Airbus 380.

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ID Code: 75508
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Agent-Based modelling, Aircraft Boarding, Airport operations, Simulation
DOI: 10.5220/0005033601480154
ISBN: 978-989-758-038-3
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Simulation and Modelling (080110)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2014 02:43
Last Modified: 12 May 2015 09:35

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