Modeling of a single conveyor
 Simple discreteevent model:

 standard component in commercial simulation
environments
 Transportation of dry bulk material:
 incoming mass flow → line load
 for constant v
 Basic modeling approach (for constant v):
 conveyor divided into compartments of equal length l_{E}
= v ∆t
 discrete entities E_{i} with mass m_{i}
 for simplicity: choose l_{E} = l/N
 alternatively: compartments of equal mass
 more complex timing of events
 hard to implement in some environments (e. g.
Arena)