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Simulation-based baggage handling system merge analysis

Johnstone, Michael, Creighton, Doug and Nahavandi, Saeid 2015, Simulation-based baggage handling system merge analysis, Simulation modelling practice and theory, vol. 53, pp. 45-59, doi: 10.1016/j.simpat.2015.01.003.

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Title Simulation-based baggage handling system merge analysis
Author(s) Johnstone, MichaelORCID iD for Johnstone, Michael orcid.org/0000-0002-3005-8911
Creighton, DougORCID iD for Creighton, Doug orcid.org/0000-0002-9217-1231
Nahavandi, SaeidORCID iD for Nahavandi, Saeid orcid.org/0000-0002-0360-5270
Journal name Simulation modelling practice and theory
Volume number 53
Start page 45
End page 59
Total pages 15
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2015-04
ISSN 1569-190X
Keyword(s) Baggage handling system
Discrete event simulation
Manufacturing
Material handling
Science & Technology
Technology
Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications
Computer Science, Software Engineering
Computer Science
Summary This paper details the investigation into the design and control of merging bottlenecks of conveyor-based baggage handling systems, encompassing the merging control algorithm and the impact of the merge's physical layout. A methodology for the analysis of simulation model results is presented. Results show that the layout of the merge influences bag throughput and when the physical configuration is in a preferred position, input variance has no effect on bag throughput performance. These results have potential application to other material handling systems, such as those used in manufacturing and warehousing.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.simpat.2015.01.003
Field of Research 080110 Simulation and Modelling
091006 Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl Textiles)
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30072568

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Intelligent Systems Research
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