I am looking for some help for a general approach to model a material hadnling conveyor system.
Material is powder, not unit items.
Have a number of feed conveyors feeding onto on a main conveyor and then into a process.
For each conveyor would like to model speed, coveyor capacity and postiion of material.
If a conveyor is overloaded beyond its capacity with material, then will stop due to "overfill".
Also if a reciving conveyor stops, material will back up on feeding conveyor.
Aim is model different scenarios e.g. continuos feed at different speeds, batch type "dump" on coveyor.
Graphics can be quite simple.
I have seem some conveyor examples that are quite detailed but aim is modelling electro/mechanical properites. I don' t need this detail initially.
Of course might be intersting to enhance model later to include such details.
I am guessing this is a mix of Simulink, Stateflow and SimEvents. But can't fiure out how to get started.
Does any one know of something similar I could look at to get some ideas?