A QUEUEING THEORY ANALYSIS OF A HIGHWAY PAVING PROBLEM

This paper looks at a highway paving problem as a four stage queueing problem, the four stages being: loading at the plant, transit from plant to paver, unloading at the paver, and transit from paver to plant. The loading and unloading times are assumed to be negative exponentially distributed, but the transit times are distribution-free. A mathematical expression for the production rate of the system is given, and this is used in the second part of the paper to find optimal solutions for the size of the haul fleet and for the length of highway which should be paved between plant moves. For each of the two cases examined (constant and variable haul fleet size) simple graphical solutions are presented in terms of the two non-dimensional input parameters. (A). /TRRL/

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    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

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  • Authors:
    • MAHER, M J
    • CABRERA, J G
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 23-26
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 22
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM