On the optimization of CAPEX and OPEX for the design of a full electric large capacity urban bus system
Responsable(s) :
Virginie Lurkin, Stefan Binder, Michel Bierlaire
Description :
During the last few decades, environmental impact of the fossil fuel-based transportation infrastructure has led to renewed interest in electric transportation infrastructure, especially in urban public mass-transportation sector. The deployment of battery-powered electric bus systems within the public transportation sector plays an important role to increase energy efficiency and to abate emissions. Rising attention is given to bus systems using fast charging technology. An efficient feeding stations installation and an appropriate dimensioning of battery capacity are crucial to minimize the total cost of ownership for the citywide bus transportation network. A mixed-integer linear optimization model is developed to determine the cost optimal feeding stations installation for a bus line as well as the adequate battery capacity for each bus. The aim of this project is to extend the current formulation to include a more realistic objective function, as well as specific constraints due to the deployment of shared feeding stations when a network is considered. The objective function must aim at minimizing both Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) and Operational Expenditures (OPEX).
Collaboration with:
Type :
semester project
Pré-requis :
The student needs good knowledge in C++
Submitted on :
September 06, 2017