Accession Number : AD0757166
Title : Matrix Formulation and Solution of Conveyor Flow Problems.
Descriptive Note : Research rept.,
Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Muth,Eginhard J.
Report Date : JAN 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 36
Abstract : A closed-loop conveyor system having a single loading station, a single unloading station, and discrete, time-varying input and output flows, is analyzed. The sequence of material flow on the return leg of the conveyor is represented by a difference equation. That equation is reduced to a matrix formulation. Incompatibility is related to the eigenvectors and eigenvalues of the matrix involved, and a general solution procedure is given. The ratio r/p, which is the remainder of the ratio conveyor period to work-cycle period, is shown to be an important criterion for compatibility and optimization. An example is worked out and several solutions are presented graphically. (Author)
Descriptors : (*CONVEYORS, *INVENTORY CONTROL), HANDLING, TIME STUDIES, CONTAINERS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS)
Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE