OPAC seminar, September 14th, 2017

By: processindustrylab

September 14, 2017 - September 14, 2017

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Dr. O. (Ola) Jabali

Charge Scheduling for Electric Freight Vehicles

We consider a fleet of electric freight vehicles that must deliver goods to a set of customers over the course of multiple days. Electric freight vehicles are typically charged at a central depot and rarely use public charging stations during delivery routes. The charging schedule at the depot must be planned ahead of time so as to ensure that chargers are available when required and thus allow the vehicles to complete their routes. In addition, high vehicle utilization rates can accelerate battery aging, thereby requiring degradation mitigation considerations. Extensive numerical experiments are conducted in order to draw managerial insights regarding the impact of battery degradation, grid restriction, facility-related demand charges, and charger-related costs on the charging schedules of electric freight vehicles.

Dr. Ola Jabali is an assistant professor in Politecnico di Milano. Prior to her current position, Ola worked at Department of Logistics and Operations Management, HEC Montréal as an assistant professor. She obtained her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the group of Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control (OPAC) at Eindhoven University of Technology and was a post-doctoral fellow at École Polytechnique de Montreal and at the CIRRELT.

Ola’s research interests deal with modelling realistic problems arising in transportation, production and logistics. She mainly focuses on optimizing goods transportation, in particular problems related to pollution, uncertainty, fleet composition and customer service.



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