Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Dynamic Quay Crane Allocation
by Zhang, Yan, M.Sc., Singapore Management University (Singapore), 2011, 49; 1494106
Abstract (Summary)

We introduce simple rules for quay cranes to handle containers along a berth where vessels arrive continuously in time. We first analyze a model where workload is continuous. Our analysis shows that if the system is configured properly, it will always converge to a state with the maximum possible throughput regardless of external disruptions or changes in workload. Numerical simulations based on a discrete workload model suggest that, by following the same rules, the system can still converge to state with throughput that is very close to its upper bound.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lim, Yun Fong
School: Singapore Management University (Singapore)
Department: Lee Kong Chian School of Business
School Location: Republic of Singapore
Source: MAI 49/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Transportation planning, Operations research
Keywords: Bucket brigades, Container terminals, Quay crane scheduling, Self-organizing systems
Publication Number: 1494106
ISBN: 978-1-124-68005-7
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