Accession Number:

AD0757166

Title:

Matrix Formulation and Solution of Conveyor Flow Problems.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

A closed-loop conveyor system having a single loading station, a single unloading station, and discrete, time-varying input and output flows, is analyzed. The sequence of material flow on the return leg of the conveyor is represented by a difference equation. That equation is reduced to a matrix formulation. Incompatibility is related to the eigenvectors and eigenvalues of the matrix involved, and a general solution procedure is given. The ratio rp, which is the remainder of the ratio conveyor period to work-cycle period, is shown to be an important criterion for compatibility and optimization. An example is worked out and several solutions are presented graphically. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE