Modeling the sugar cane logistics from farm to mill

Marcelo Moretti Fioroni, Douglas Jose da Silva, Luiz Augusto G. Franzese, Mario Jose Barbosa Cerqueira, Daniel de Amorim de Almeida
2013 2013 Winter Simulations Conference (WSC)  
A continuous and discrete system gets distinct approach from modelers, since both have very particular characteristics. Some simulation tools are specialized in one system or another, but the great majority focuses on discrete modeling. However, there are many hybrid systems where a continuous process interfaces with discrete. Despite being possible to model both systems with particular modeling tools, they have to be properly connected. An example of hybrid system is the ethanol production
more » ... anol production chain, where the transport of the raw material sugar cane has important interactions between the main components of the chain, where there is exchange of equipment, transport and interface of continuous systems with discrete, and vice versa. This study presents the algorithms and techniques used to model the logistics operations of the Alcohol/Sugar producer Raízen, developed using the SIMIO simulation tool.
doi:10.1109/wsc.2013.6721713 dblp:conf/wsc/FioroniSFCA13 fatcat:bcizgtvuorgapoucewb4fabtsa