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Storage requirement of a dry bulk terminal

Heuvel, S.C.A. van den (2019) Storage requirement of a dry bulk terminal.

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Abstract:A dry bulk terminal can be seen as the buffer between the product flows on the landside and the waterside. These flows depend on multiple stochastic distributions, such as the arrival times of trucks and vessels and their load sizes. This causes large differences in the storage level of the terminal over time. In this research the required storage level of a dry bulk terminal is investigated. With different queueing models of a terminal, the steady state probability distribution of the storage level is determined. Besides these models, two different simulations of a terminal are made, one in Python, the other in Trafalquar, the simulation tool of TBA. With a case study of an export terminal with five commodities, the results of the simulations and the queueing models are compared to each other to find the required storage capacity.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
TBA, Delft, Nederland
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:31 mathematics
Programme:Applied Mathematics MSc (60348)
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