ON THE APPLICABILITY OF QUEUEING THEORY TO LOCK CAPACITY ANALYSIS

Barge traffic congestion on U. S. inland waterways occurs primarily at locks. Lock capacity analysis must deal with estimation of delays at various traffic levels. The M/M/1 queueing model has been proposed for such analysis, but it is shown that lock operations do not correspond well to M/M/1 model assumptions and, further, that the model does a poor job of predicting delays. The assumptions of M/G/1 do correspond well with the operation of many single-chamber locks, and the delay predictions of this model agree well with simulation results.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, H G
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 175-180
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190413
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM