@article{Wei_Zhou_2012, author = {Wei, Shao and Zhou, Peilin}, title = {Development of a 3D Dynamic Programming Method for Weather Routing}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {6}, number = {1}, pages = {79-85}, year = {2012}, url = {./Article_Development_of_a_3D_Dynamic_Programming_Wei,21,337.html}, abstract = {This paper presents a novel forward dynamic programming method for weather routing to minimize ship fuel consumption during a voyage. Compared with the traditional two dimensional dynamic programming (2DDP) methods which only optimize the ship's heading, while the engine power or propeller rotation speed are set as a constant throughout the voyage, this new method considers both the ship power setting and heading control. A float state technique is used to reduce the iteration on the process of optimization for computing time saving. This new method could lead to a real global-optimal routing in a comparison with a tradition weather routing method which results in a sub-optimal routing.}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Weather Routing, Route Optimization, Route Optimization Algorithm, 3D Dynamic Programming Method, 2D Dynamic Programming Method, Process of Optimization, Global Optimal Routing, Dynamic Programming (DP)} }