ANALYSIS OF TOWBOAT AND BARGE USE ON INLAND WATERWAYS

In 1975, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers instituted the Performance Monitoring System (PMS) at locks on inland waterways, PMS data, collected at each lock, allow the Corps to monitor the use of navigation locks and traffic movements and to analyze tow operating characteristics. Based on data derived from PMS, the Corps developed a computer program called VESUSE to analyze inland-waterways use of towboats, barges, and flotillas by simulating their movements. The elements of the VESUSE program are described and are found to be reliable. The information on the characteristics of vessel utilization is useful for studies related to inland-waterways operations and planning.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 8-10
  • Monograph Title: Inland waterway studies
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330030
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031052
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM