Accession Number:

ADA101139

Title:

Strategic Airlift: U.S. to Europe

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

This thesis studies the problem of determining wartime military airlift capability and factors within the military airlift system which produce significant changes in system capability as measured in tons of cargo delivered after 30 days of system operation. The airlift mission is set in a scenario which requires the reinforcement of Western Europe against a Warsaw Pack attack. This reinforcement is provided by C-141 and C-5 aircraft. To examine the performance of the airlift system, a simulation model was created using the SLAM simulation language. This model encompasses the four major subsystems within the airlift system these subsystems are aircrew, maintenance, supply, and aerial port. These subsystems employ resources which are pooled at two locations one in the United States, and one in Europe. A five-factor, two-level factorial design is employed to reveal those factors that produce significant changes in system capability. A total of 32 simulations were performed and the results were subsequently run through an analysis of variance ANOVA algorithm. The five factors investigated are time to spare parts depletion resupply time distributions number of C-141s number of cargo loading equipment and the cargo load availability rate.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE