Concrete mix transportation modelling
The paper presents the simulation model of concrete mix transportation process in the system—batching centre—a number of construction sites. An essential part of the analysed model is a multi-phase system of queues which emerge in concrete transportation characterised by: waiting time for loading, waiting for discharge, the distances from the plant to construction sites, the number and type of truck mixers used, the types of transport means for on-site deliveries, transportation costs. The paper also includes an example solved with a computer program designed on the basis of an algorithm formulated in the model.
First Published Online: 26 Jul 2012