1996 Volume 116 Issue 10 Pages 1041-1048
This paper deals with aa merging section of the Automated Guided Vehicle System under time limit for merging. At near the merging section, one flow of traffic must form a queue to avoid collision of vehicles. The vehicle behavior is analyzed using approximate analysis with Markov chain approach and the analysis is based on an idealized model. It is important to discuss the behavior of traffic at merging sections in the design of the overall AGV system, also in realization of the system. We derive the average queue length and the average waiting time using the recurrence. The relationship between queuing delay and traffic density is examined. Therefore, we can make particular consideration about the behavior of traffic quantitatively.