ASSESSING THE TRANSIT CAPACITY OF PORT SHUNTING YARDS THROUGH DISCRETE SIMULATION

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ASSESSING THE TRANSIT CAPACITY OF PORT SHUNTING YARDS THROUGH DISCRETE SIMULATION

Florin RUSCA * / Mihaela POPA / Eugen ROSCA / Aura RUSCA / Mircea ROSCA / Oana DINU

Keywords : port shunting yard; discrete simulation model; transit capacity

Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 14, Issue 4, Pages 101-112, DOI: https://doi.org/10.20858/tp.2019.14.4.9

License : (CC BY 4.0)

Received Date : 18-February-2018 / Accepted: 09-October-2019 / Published Online: 08-December-2019

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The port shunting yards are developed inside the area of the ports. The main activities are to receive the freight trains from the hinterland, to shunt the freight wagons according to their final destinations from the area of the port, to receive the wagons from maritime terminals, to accumulate wagons according to their destination, and to depart the freight train to the hinterland. So, it is important for port administration to have good methods to evaluate the transit capacity of port shunting yards. A feasible method is to use the discrete simulation model. In our paper, we develop one of this taking into consideration the input flow characteristics of freight trains from land network, the input flow characteristics of freight wagons from maritime terminals, the number of tracks in a port railway station, the technology used for separation of freight wagons on destinations (inside the port or from hinterland), and the duration of technological processes. From the results, we extract the values of trains and wagon sets that transit through the main areas of the railway station (Receiving Tracks, Hump(s) and Departure Tracks).

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