Optimal location of Batcher Plant using Modified Steiner point

수정된 Steiner Point를 이용한 Batcher Plant의 최적 위치 선정

  • Received : 2015.07.03
  • Accepted : 2015.08.17
  • Published : 2015.10.30


REMICON(Ready Mixed Concrete), the most essential material of construction work, is produced from facility called "Batcher plant." In order to produce Remicon, Batcher Plant needs to be supplied with basic raw material such as ballast, sand, cement, admixture and water. In remicon industry, overland transport vehicles are used during the whole manufacturing process from producing to infilling at the construction site. Thus, the transportation cost sums up be to 20 percent of whole manufacturing cost and transport capacity and distance travelled have direct and major effect on manufacturing costs. This paper suggests a method to find optimal location of batcher plant using modified Steiner point, suggesting the most effective and flexible connection through among construction site, aggregate, cement and remicon producing plant. This paper also proposes reducing of transport cost at maximum 60% by calculation through optimized plant location. The modified Steiner point theory proposed in this paper also can be applied to optimal location of a $2^{ry}$ substation or MCC panel for minimizing of power loss, voltage drop, line distance and etc.


Steiner Tree;Modified Steiner Point;Batcher Plant;Optimal Location


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