Animated simulation of greenhouse internal transport using SIMAN/CINEMA

W. Fang, K. C. Ting, G. A. Giacomelli

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An animated computer model has been developed using a simulation language SIMAN/CINEMA to simulate greenhouse internal transport systems. The model can be used as a tool to study the performance of materials handling operations within a greenhouse. The potential bottleneck of a transport system can be visually detected on the computer monitor. Statistical analyses on the system parameters, such as the status and utilization of machines, workers and waiting lines, and throughput time of an operation, are performed during the simulation. From these data, the interaction between machines and workers within a greenhouse system can be studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)336-340
Number of pages5
JournalTransactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)


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