RAILYARD MODELING -- 1. PREDICTION OF PUT-THROUGH TIME

An analytic model of railyards has been developed and is reported in two separate studies. This paper is a macroview of yards describing the major operations performed within a yard and how different yards may be classified for modeling purposes. The yard operations are analyzed as queueing phenomena and modeled using queueing relations. These queueing models are used to calculate the probability distribution of put-through times, and their moments, for each major type of traffic. These distributions are compared with observed histograms.

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    Operations Research Society of America

    428 East Preston Street
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21202
  • Authors:
    • Petersen, E R
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

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  • Accession Number: 00167983
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM