Work package 1

Computational Modelling Of Factors Internal To Aircraft

This work package investigates detailed computational models of engine dynamics, aircraft landing gear and airframe aerodynamics and the related uncertainties. Based on these models, speed profile generation algorithms are proposed in order to obtain smooth speed profiles for taxiing aircraft minimising objectives such as taxi time, fuel consumption and emissions.

Related publications:

  1. Zhang, T., et al. (2018) An online speed profile generation approach for efficient airport ground movement. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. (Submitted).
  2.  Chen, J., Weiszer, M., et al. (2016). Toward a More Realistic, Cost-Effective, and Greener Ground Movement Through Active Routing—Part I: Optimal Speed Profile Generation. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 17(5), 1196-1209. (link)
  3. Chen, J., Weiszer, M., & Stewart, P. (2015). Optimal speed profile generation for airport ground movement with consideration of emissions. In Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2015 IEEE 18th Int. Conf. on (pp. 1797-1802). IEEE. (link)
  4. Weiszer, M., Chen, J., et al. (2014). A heuristic approach to greener airport ground movement. In Evolutionary Computation (CEC), 2014 IEEE Congress on IEEE. (link)