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Title: Generic Tools and Techniques to Simulate and Evaluate Port Logistics Processes
Author: Yazdani, Rahila
ISNI:       0000 0001 3574 8295
Awarding Body: University of Ulster
Current Institution: Ulster University
Date of Award: 2007
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The research work described in this thesis has addressed the requirements of the port and maritime industry through the development of low cost and user-friendly software tools and techniques for complete port design, planning and evaluation, to be used by the small to medium sized ports (SMPs). The overall objective of this research has been met by providing supporting software tools with an accompanying database that has enabled ports, primarily small-to-medium sized ports, to enhance their efficiency. The research also developed and devised a modelling and evaluation technique or method that can take account of complete operational characteristics and perfonnance of a port and/or tenninal. This objective has been successfully achieved and the research has produced: • An all-encompassing data model for the Maritime Transport Industry • A Concern Net, the hierarchical system to be used for complete port'evaluation • The generic software tools: 1. Port Process Simulator (PPS) 2. Tenninal Planning Board (TPB) 3. and accompanying database(DB) , These Software tools have been tested and successfully validated by developing alternative scenarios for the modelled Tivoli Container Tenninal, Port of Cork - Republic of Ireland. The research successfully concluded, by reporting the results for the 'Complete Port Evaluation of the TIVoli Container Tenninal, Port of CorX- Republic of Ireland'.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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