Closed form models for dwell point locations for overhead bridge cranes Academic Article uri icon


  • This research presents a methodology for determining the optimal dwell point location for an overhead bridge crane to minimise the expected response times. The problem is modelled as a planar minisum location problem with both zero dimensional (point) and two-dimensional (planar) existing demands. These demands come in three forms: from the Input/Output (I/O) location into the service area (storage move), from the service area to the I/O (retrieval move); and, across the service area (intra-service area move). The result is a non-trivial solution to where the crane should dwell when it is idle. Results of an implementation are also presented. 2009 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Operational Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Hale, T. S., Huq, F., Blackhurst, J. V., & Cutright, K.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Hale, Trevor S||Huq, Faizul||Blackhurst, Jennifer V||Cutright, Ken

publication date

  • January 2009