Accession Number : ADA523328


Title :   Fractal Effects in Lanchester Models of Combat


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION (AUSTRALIA) JOINT OPERATIONS DIVISION


Personal Author(s) : Perry, Nigel


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a523328.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : Lanchester's Equations are one of the most misunderstood and misused models of combat, yet they remain in widespread use as the combat mechanism behind many simulation systems. Previous work by the author examined the impact of a fractal distribution of forces on Lanchester's theory of combat. The present work extends that examination to conceptual issues regarding interpretation of Lanchester's Equations and to additional parameters beyond those examined previously.


Descriptors :   *LANCHESTER EQUATIONS , *COMBAT SIMULATION , ATTRITION , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , AUSTRALIA


Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE