Closed form models for dwell point locations for overhead bridge cranes
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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.
International Journal of Operational Research
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Hale, T. S., Huq, F., Blackhurst, J. V., & Cutright, K.