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
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