Accession Number:

AD0688044

Title:

SIMULATION WITH MARKOV TRANSITION MATRIX MODEL OF A REQUISITION PROCESSING SYSTEM

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

A cursory review of the literature relating to the application of the Markov Transition Probability Matrix for the evaluation and analysis of problems was accomplished. A FORTRAN IV computer time-sharing program, based upon the mathematics of Markov Transition Matrices, has been developed and documented. The program was initially developed with data based upon a classical random walk problem involving a drunk meandering from corner to corner between his home and a bar. The resulting Markov Model has been applied to a requisitioning system, an essentially equivalent problem. Some analysis results are presented following the application of the computer program to a requisitioning system. The computer program has been written generally enough for application to such other diverse problem areas as charge accounts, tank battles, and reliability and maintainability.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE