A METHODOLOGY FOR DESIGNING THE LAYOUT OF A CANADIAN PRAIRIE GRAIN ELEVATOR SYSTEM

The study was directed to the problem of rationalizing the country elevator system of Western Canada. Specifically, the purpose was to develop a methodology for designing the layout of country elevators to serve the Prairie regions' grain transportation needs. The concept of elevator layout involves the following three basis questions: (1) How many country elevators should there be? (2) How large should each elevator be in terms of annual grain throughput and storage? (3) Where should each elevator be located? The approach developed treats the country elevator as a modal interface at which grain is transferred from one vehicle type to another. The design objective used was an economic one aimed at minimizing the sum of input transport linkage costs, mode transfer and storage costs, and output transport linkage costs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Waterloo

    Department of Civil Engineering, 200 University Avenue West
    Waterloo, Ontario  Canada  N2L 3G1
  • Authors:
    • Ash, L L
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142048
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM