|Title||Towards an informative simulation-based application for energy saving in large passenger and cruise ships|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Barri, E, Bouras, C, Gkamas, A, Karacapilidis, N, Karadimas, D, Kournetas, G, Panaretou, Y|
|Conference Name||6th IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCon 2020), Gammarth, Tunisia|
Over the years, the need to save energy and efficiently manage its consumption becomes increasingly imperative. This paper reports on the development of a novel application for handling diverse energy consumption issues in large passenger and cruise ships. Our overall approach is based on a comprehensive agent-based simulation model, which takes into account spatial data concerning a ship’s decks and position of energy consuming facilities, as well as data concerning the ship’s passengers and their behavior during the operation of the vessel. The proposed application may predict energy consumption for a particular vessel and passenger group and accordingly facilitate informed decision making on energy saving matters.