Modelling and simulating the operation of RTG container cranes

C. E. Knight, V. Becerra, W. Holderbaum, R. Mayer

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    In this paper, the power system and operation of a Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) Crane is outlined and the process of creating a suitable mathematical model to allow testing of energy storage is presented. The UK Governments emissions targets combined with the rising cost of fuel are causing industry to look for fuel efficiency technology and strategies. Critically the plant machines cannot be taken off-line for testing due to the cost implications. So a method of evaluating efficiency solutions avoiding this, must be devised. The results show that a SimPowerSystems model is capable of providing a computer test bench fulfilling this need.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication6th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2012)
    PublisherIET Conference Publications
    ISBN (Electronic)9781849196161
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • air pollution control
    • cranes
    • energy conservation
    • power system simulation
    • production engineering computing
    • RTG container cranes
    • SimPowerSystems model
    • UK government emission target
    • United Kingdom
    • computer test bench
    • efficiency solution
    • energy storage
    • fuel cost
    • plant machine
    • power system
    • rubber tyred gantry crane
    • Modelling
    • Port Cranes
    • Power Systems
    • Simulation


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