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A simulation model to determine the optimal freezing rate of a stern trawler for a given catch input
van Marlen, B. (1990). A simulation model to determine the optimal freezing rate of a stern trawler for a given catch input. CM Documents - ICES, C.M. 1990(B:37). International Council for the Exploration of the Sea: Copenhagen. 7 + figures + appendices pp.
Part of: ICES CM Documents - ICES. ICES: Copenhagen. ISSN 1015-4744, more

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Keywords
    Catch composition; Computer programs; Freezing storage; Trawlers; Marine

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Abstract
    In order to determine the optimal internal arrangement of a stern trawler a simulation model is developed, written in the computer language Personal PROSIM. The process of catching and storing fish is modelled with a stochastic catch input. For a given catch, represented by the parameters size and inter-arrival time of probability distribution functions, a particular minimum freezing rate is necessary to avoid queueing of fish in the vessel. The advantages of a stochastic model over a deterministic model are discussed. Queueing phenomena are better described by a stochastic model. The use of the means of the distributions (deterministic model) will lead to a freezing rate value, that is too small.

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