A Stochastic Network to Model Air Cargo Terminals
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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In recent years design approaches to aircargo terminal operations had to be reexamined in order to cope with the vast increases in the cargo handling requirements due to the introduction of jumbo jets. Although a new cargo handling system proposed by Dortech would seem to handle the large cargo commitments, virtually no evaluation of its functional capabilities had been verified by actual design or by in depth computer simulation studies. Relevant computer studies include the simulation of aircargo inputoutput cargo flow patterns, and the development of a GERTS IIIQ simulation model of a Dortech type aircargo facility. In the paper an in depth parameter study of the Dortech approach to aircargo handling is presented by means of a GERTS IIIQ simulation model.
- Operations Research