Reference : Automatic Cargo Load Planning
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Automatic Cargo Load Planning
[fr] Automatisation de la planification du chargement d'un avion cargo
Limbourg, Sabine mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC-Ecole de gestion : UER > UER Opérations : Logistique >]
Schyns, Michael mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC-Ecole de gestion : UER > UER Opérations : Informatique de gestion >]
Laporte, Gilbert [HEC Montréal > CIRRELT > > >]
12ème congrès de la société de recherche opérationnelle française (ROADEF 2011)
2-4 mars 2011
Ecole Nationale Supéreure des Mines
St Etienne
[en] mixed integer programming ; cargo aircraft ; unit load devices ; weight and balance ; moment of inertia
[en] The goal of this paper is the development of a new mixed integer linear pro-
gram designed for optimally loading a set of containers and pallets into a compartmentalised
cargo aircraft. It is based on real-world problems submitted by a professional partner. This
model takes into account strict technical and safety constraints. In addition to the standard
goal of optimally positioning the centre of gravity, we also propose a new approach based
on the moment of inertia. This double goal implies an increase in aircraft efficiency and
a decrease in fuel consumption. Cargo loading generally remains a manual, or at best a
computer assisted, and time consuming task. A fully automatic software was developed to
quickly compute optimal solutions. Experimental results show that our approach achieves
better solutions than manual planning, within only a few seconds.
Researchers ; Professionals

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