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Title: A physics simulation tool for the container loading problem
Authors: António Galrão Ramos
José Fernando Oliveira
Rui Pedro Rodrigues
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: In the Container Loading Problem literature, the cargo dynamic stability constraint has been evaluated by the percentage of boxes with insufficient lateral support. This metric has been used as a proxy for the real-world dynamic stability constraint and has conditioned the algorithms developed for this problem. It has the advantage of not being expensive from a computation perspective. However, guaranteeing that at least three sides of a box are in contact with another box or with the container wall does not necessarily ensure stability during transportation. In this paper we propose a physics simulation tool based on a physics engine that will be used in the evaluation of the dynamic stability constraint. We compare the results of our physics simulation tool with the state-of-the-art simulation engineering software Abaqus Unified FEA, and conclude that our tool is a promising alternative.
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