A Model for the Development of Measures of Effectiveness in Airlift Planning.
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OHIO DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH
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A mathematical model of a military airlift problem is formulated. The model includes an algorithm for the solution of the Traveling Salesman problem. The models solution is used in the allocation of aircraft to routes so that the cost of an airlift operation is minimized. A procedure for finding the optimum solution to the Traveling Salesman problem is programmed for the UNIVAC - 1108 digital computer using the FORTRAN language. The computer program was given preliminary testing on 3 digit random number distance matrices and was shown to be operationally practical and economical. For illustrative purposes an example is presented and solved. Author
- Operations Research