Time-Dependent Performance Approximation of Truck Handling Operations at an Air Cargo Terminal
Selinka, Gregor, Axel Franz, and Raik Stolletz (2014): Time-dependent performance approximation of truck handling operations at an air cargo terminal. Computers & Operations Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.cor.2014.06.005.
Posted: 31 Jan 2014 Last revised: 4 Jul 2014
Date Written: January 31, 2014
This paper provides an analytical solution for the time-dependent performance evaluation of truck handling operations at an air cargo terminal. The demand for loading and unloading operations is highly time-dependent and stochastic for two classes of trucks. Two heterogeneous handling facilities with multiple servers are available to handle trucks assuming exponentially distributed processing times. Trucks are routed to a handling facility depending on the current state of the system upon arrival. To approximate the time-dependent behavior of such heterogeneous queueing systems, we develop a stationary backlog-carryover (SBC) approach. A numerical study compares this approach with simulations and demonstrates its applicability to real-world input data.
Keywords: Airport operations, heterogeneous queueing model, non-stationary performance analysis
JEL Classification: C44, C61, C63
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