Steel product transportation and storage simulation: a combined simulation/optimization approach

Nobuyuki Ueno*, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Yoshihiro Okuno, Susumu Morito

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Product transportation and storage in steel works are modeled in order to evaluate both facility specification and transportation rules. Discrete-event simulation and mathematical optimization are carried out, using a probability distribution which is determined by analysis of actual operating data. The model utilizes a combined network and discrete-event approach written in SLAM II simulation language. Simulation results show that the proper configuration of facilities and suitable transportation rules contribute to the carriage efficiency and lead to the great reduction of transportation cost in steel works.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
EditorsMichael A. Abrams, Peter L. Haigh, John C. Comfort
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0911801421
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Dec
Externally publishedYes
EventWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings - 1988 - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 1988 Dec 121988 Dec 14


OtherWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings - 1988
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation


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