DETERMINATION OF LOCK CAPACITIES USING SIMULATION MODELING
A major portion of the inland waterway system of the United States consists of a series of locks and dams and the navigation pools maintained behind these dams. With this type of waterway, the locks often serve as the major constraint to the growth of waterborne traffic on the waterway system. Thus, the determination of the capacity of a lock, both the physical limit and the economic capacity, is an essential element in the planning and design of a waterway system. In the past several years, computerized simulation models have effectively been used in determining the physical capacities of locks in the waterway systems and have provided basic information for the analysis of the economic capacities of these locks.
U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS USA 39180-6199
- Daggett, L L
- Ankeny, T D
- Publication Date: 1975-12
- Pagination: 42 p.
- TRT Terms: Economic analysis; Economics; Inland waterways; Inland waterways traffic; Locks (Waterways); Planning; Simulation; Size; Vessel traffic control; Water traffic
- Geographic Terms: Mississippi River
- Old TRIS Terms: Capacity quantity; Inland waterways economics
- Subject Areas: Economics; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00181093
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: WES-MP-H-75-9 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM