Accession Number:

AD0750365

Title:

A Stochastic Network to Model Air Cargo Terminals

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE