Proposta de melhoramento do processo de expedição de pasta de papel

  • Nuno Miguel de Oliveira Coutinho (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The objective of this work is to improve the delivery process of pulp production between production site and commercial dock. The need to improve the delivery process arises from an increase in production, making the current system of transport inadequate to the new reality. It is initially performed a study to analyze the actual capacity along the delivery process. We will compare the rail road with road transport and analyze which of the two is the most feasible. After this study, we identified that rail is not economically feasible, so we analyze what the necessary improvements in road transport to support this increase in production. We conclude that the development of a semi-trailer with a higher transport capacity of pulp paper, with an integrated semi-automatic system to cover the pulp paper on rainy days and pneumatic system for locking the pulp, preventing it from moving during transport are the improvements needed in order that the transport system and the production capacity become balanced.
Date of AwardMay 2012
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorHermano Sousa (Supervisor) & Jorge Julião (Supervisor)


  • Transport
  • Product development
  • Roads
  • Railroads


  • Mestrado em Engenharia Industrial

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