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Technical throughput of material flow systems required to achieve design flow – determined by simulation with aniteration algorithm

  1. Dr. Klaus Decker Vienna University of Technology
  2. Dr. Bruno Grösel Vienna University of Technology


This article deals with complex material flow systems and series connections of conveyor and op-erating elements. These can be characterised by a specific availability. The thus resultant overall availabil-ity of necessary “technical throughput” of the individual elements for the achievement of a specified throughput. When the conveyor and operating elements are subjected to a stochastic distribution, the interposition of buffers is necessary but these can also lead to a reduction of the necessary throughput due faults. The system behaviour of complex installations can only be investigated by simulation. The parame-ter changes required in order to achieve specific target values can also be determined by simulation runs in iteration loops.


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