Optimal Design Methodology for an AGV Transportation System by Using the Queuing Network Theory
In this paper, we propose an optimal design methodology for an AGV transportation system by using the queuing network theory. In this study, we deal with an actual transportation system as a combinatorial optimization problem. Therefore, some kind of paths and working multi-agents, such as Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Automated Transfer Cranes (ATCs), and container cranes, are included in this system as design objects. We describe how to derive these design parameters (i.e., design solutions) by the performance evaluation of an AGV transportation system.
KeywordsTransportation System Traffic Intensity Combinatorial Optimization Problem Design Solution Container Ship
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