Simulation and Modelling of Transport Processes for the Needs of Mineral Resources Delivery Support

  • Martin StrakaEmail author
  • Janka Saderova
  • Peter Bindzar
Conference paper
Part of the EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC)


This article is focused on the transport processes as a means of the mineral resources delivery support. Time for loading the wagons affects their length of stay at the loading track as well as the waiting charges that affect operational efficiency. The theoretical part of the article is a brief characterization of the process of loading – ways, forms and types of used unloading mechanisms. The second part of the article provides resources for the development of the algorithm, especially type of minerals, operational conditions and performance of unloading mechanisms. Then, there is an algorithm of unloading the mineral resources from railway wagons by cyclically working grab unloaders taking into account the transport of mineral resources to other places. At the end, there is a graphic and simulation model of unloading as well as the results obtained by modelling for various variants of unloading a mineral resource.


Modelling and simulation Transport Mineral resources 



The submitted work is a part of the project VEGA 1/0317/19, ‘Research and development of new smart solutions based on principles of the Industry 4.0, logistics, 3D modelling and simulation for production streamline in the mining and building industry’, funded by the Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education, science, research and sport of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Logistics and Transport, BERG Faculty, Technical University of KosiceKosiceSlovakia

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