Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis of Maritime Container Terminals

The existing movement for the reduction of environmental impact and improvement of efficiency of processes, lead to a need for optimizing the transport and logistic chains. Here it is presented a possible approach for using Constructal Theory in order to develop an alternative for shape optimization and access to the storage area in a container terminal for reaching sustainability. The approach consist on the utilization of the Constructal Theory for generating optimized geometrical shapes of the container storage area. The analysis shall be made based on the analogy between transport systems and fluid dynamics, which can be transferred for advanced analysis in a finite element method (FEM) application. The results will show the possibility presented by this kind of application for the overall optimization of transport systems and reduction of transport times, thus decreasing the impact on the terminal and reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions.


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  • Accession Number: 01605817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 2016 10:41AM