Numerical simulation of transient bulk queues with general vehicle dispatching strategies

Warren Buckler Powell, Hugo P. Simão

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Abstract

Relatively simple iterative procedures are developed for simulating the queue length distribution for transient bulk arrival, bulk service queues. The method allows the study of holding strategies where the length of time a vehicle is held can depend on both the length ofthe queue and how long the vehicle has been held. The system is modeled in discrete time, and a series of numerical experiments are presented that examine the errors introduced by this discretization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-490
Number of pages14
JournalTransportation Research Part B
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation

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