Accession Number:

ADA094815

Title:

Application of Scheduling Heuristics to the Aircraft Maintenance Depot.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

Scheduling heuristics were applied to a model of the aircraft maintenence depot at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center. Since the C-141 aircraft was being overloaded into depot, heuristics which gave the C-141 priority were tested in an effort to reduce the mean and variance of the distribution of times the C-141 aircraft spent at the depot. One heuristic was found which reduced the average depot time by 4. The significance of this decrease was calculated to be 91. A similar heuristic reduced the variance by 81, with a significance of 100. Thus, the potential exists for improving the flow of the overloaded C-141 aircraft through the depot, using scheduling heuristics. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE