An Extension of the Framework of Stochastic Finite Elements for Models of Material Handling Systems

  • Autor:

    Furmans, Kai
    Schleyer, Marc

  • Quelle: International Material Handling Research Colloquium, Salt Lake City, 2006
  • In our earlier work we proposed  a framework of model elements and associated computation methods which are well suited to model
    information flow and physical processes in warehouses and distribution centers. The proposed elements, the so called stochastic finite elements, are based on a discrete representation of time. In this paper we extend the available elements by elements for batch processes, which are very common in material handling systems, when goods are transported or processed in some steps in batches and some other steps piecewise.