Development of a Standard Data Base and Computer Simulation Model for an Air Cargo Terminal.
ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL
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The traditional methods of renovating air cargo terminals are to replace material handling equipment with more efficient machinery, and to make additions to the existing terminal complex. However, with the introduction and forecasted increase in the Jumbo Cargo Jet concept, these methods become unfeasible. Recent studies in the aerospace industry predict that 10 to 20 times the cargo tonnage of today will be in circulation by 1985, reflecting the urgent need for new designs based on a flexible, long-range, heavy volume systems approach. In order that design is addressed with the proper criteria considered, an exhaustive study of cargo handling facilities is needed. The report provides a GERTS 3Q simulation model for a Dortech air cargo facility and presents a recommendation for the development of a compatible Army-Air Force Air Cargo Data Base System. Author
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Computer Programming and Software
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies