Development and applications of a simulation model for vessels in the Singapore Straits

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Title Development and applications of a simulation model for vessels in the Singapore Straits
Author Qu, Xiaobo; Meng, Qiang
Journal Name Expert Systems with Applications
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract The traffic volume in the Singapore Strait will be significantly increased according to the prediction by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Therefore, it is important for the maritime authorities (e.g. Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore) to capture a picture of ship movements in the Straits in the near future. This paper proposed a novel simulation model for ship movements in the narrow and busy shipping channel. The simulation approach is on the basis of a modified Cellular Automata model and takes interactions between consecutive ships into consideration by expert judgment from experienced personnel. Discrete event models are applied to generate vessels with different categories and velocities from four portals of the Strait. Ten ship following rules and five ship crossing rules are used to simulate the mariners’ response to various navigational scenarios. The model is further verified by comparing the actual travel time through the Strait and the time derived from the model. At last, applications of the model are illustrated.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2012.01.176
Copyright Statement Copyright 2012 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 39
Issue Number 9
Page from 8430
Page to 8438
ISSN 0957-4174
Date Accessioned 2012-03-15
Date Available 2013-05-30T04:27:33Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management; Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Transport Engineering
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47288
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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