A Simulation Model to Determine the Capacity of a Y-Type Waterway Intersection for a Real Seaport
Basma Refaat Habeeb*, Zijian Guo, Xiangqun Song
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2018
First Page: 8
Last Page: 20
Publisher Id: TOTJ-12-8
Article History:Received Date: 6/06/2017
Revision Received Date: 10/09/2017
Acceptance Date: 23/11/2017
Electronic publication date: 22/01/2018
Collection year: 2018
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In this paper, Arena software has been used to simulate a complex system, which contains traffic rules, a tidal window, weather conditions and different fleet types.
We have determined the capacity of a Y-type waterway intersection with a sailing speed of 10 knots for the Panjin seaport in China. Moreover, we chose a sailing speed of 11 knots, which gives a safe squat value at high tide level whose cumulative frequency for channel accessibility is larger than or equal to 80%.
The results show that the capacity of the waterway reduced with a sailing speed of 11 knots, because of waiting for a long time to meet a high tide level.