Applications of Network Analysis to Civil Defense Systems.
FAUCETT (JACK) ASSOCIATES SILVER SPRING MD
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The report contains results of the research on the applicability of the presently available network analysis techniques for solving the problems of civil defense and emergency resource planning. Using population and distance data contained in the National Nodal Network System NNNS, a gravity measure was generated. This gravity measure clustered 67 New England domains to provide an alternative regional structure to better serve civil defense and emergency planning needs. An analytical method for calculating average time of fire engines from small suburban nodes to a large urban node was also developed. In addition, an efficient network algorithm for solving the problem of minimizing transportation costs of multi-commodity flows in a zonal economy was designed. Finally, a network flow model to optimize prepositioning of resources in anticipation of a disaster was constructed. Author
- Operations Research
- Civil Defense