Over the last decade, stochastic Monte Carlo simulation, performed on a digital computer, has assisted Bechtel engineers to design ports and plan port operations. This paper discusses the benefits of Monte Carlo simulation gained over 15 man-years of experience. A generic loading and unloading port model was developed to support simulation studies and are discussed in detail. This simulation model includes tanker operations at berths, pilotage through the channel-in and channel-out waterways, tug services in the port area, and deballasting and loading or unloading operations. Simulation studies based on the generic model can be applied to plan port operational and design tanker loading and unloading facilities. When operations start, the actual operations log is used to confirm the simulation data and verify the assumed correlation between weather conditions and terminal operations.

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  • Pagination: p. 269-281

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  • Accession Number: 00323459
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM