Reference : Automatic Cargo Load Planning: Special shipments
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Business & economic sciences : Quantitative methods in economics & management
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/107287
Automatic Cargo Load Planning: Special shipments
English
Limbourg, Sabine mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > HEC-Ecole de gestion de l'ULg : UER > UER Opérations : Logistique >]
Schyns, Michael mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > HEC-Ecole de gestion de l'ULg : UER > UER Opérations : Informatique de gestion >]
25-May-2011
Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day 2011
Cornelis, Eric mailto
University Press
978-94-9069-575-0
Namur
Belgium
[en] Aircraft loading ; weight and balance ; transport ; dangerous ; perishable ; animals
[en] The aircraft loading problem is a real-world combinatorial optimisation problem highly constrained. Indeed, loading the aircraft so the gross weight is less than the maximum allowable is not enough. This weight must be distributed to keep the centre of gravity (CG) within specified limits. Moreover, an aircraft has usually several cargo compartments with specific contours and structural limitations such as floor loading, combined load limits and cumulative load limitations. Finally, some shipments are particularly restrictive to transport, like dangerous goods, live animals and perishable goods. This paper is concerned with the incorporation of these latter constraints in a mixed integer linear program for the problem of loading a set of Unit Loading Devices (ULDs) and bulk into an aircraft. Experimental results for real data sets show that the model achieves better balanced solutions in only a few seconds compared to the solution obtained by load masters.
QuantOM
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/107287

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