Determining fixed Crane Areas in Rail-Rail Transshipment Yards
AbstractTo enable rapid container transshipment between freight trains in modern rail-rail transshipment yards efficient computerized scheduling procedures are indispensable. This paper proposes a dynamic programming approach, which determines yard areas for gantry cranes, so that the workload is evenly spread among cranes and, thus, train processing is accelerated. In a straightforward simulation of transshipment yard operations, the effect of optimal crane areas vs. equally sized areas is studied, the latter being a common real-world policy. The results indicate a remarkable speed-up of train processing if optimal crane areas are applied.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, School of Economics and Business Administration in its series Jena Research Papers in Business and Economics - Working and Discussion Papers with number 07/2009.
Date of creation: 09 Jul 2009
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Publication status: Published in: Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 46/6 (2010), 1005-1016.
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