SOLVING WOOD CHIP TRANSPORT PROBLEMS WITH COMPUTER SIMULATION

Efficient chip transport operations are difficult to achieve and maintain because of frequent and often unpredictable changes in chipping rates, distances to mill, time spent in the mill yard, and equipment costs. This paper describes a computer simulation model that will permit a logger to design and maintain an efficient operation as these factors change. Two examples, one based on an actual case study and the other hypothetical, show how to use the program. Applying time and cost data easily collected on his own operation, a logger can use the model to determine the most economical combination of trucks and vans, setout truck use, and work schedules. Written in the General Purpose Simulation System language developed by IBM, the program is very flexible and can be understood and modified if desired with a minimum of difficulty.

  • Corporate Authors:

    US Forest Service

    North Central Forest Experiment Station, Folwell Avenue
    St. Paul, MN  USA  55101
  • Authors:
    • Bradley, D P
    • Winsauer, S A
  • Publication Date: 1976-7-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FSRP-NC-138
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM