Accession Number:

ADA141106

Title:

A SLAM (Simulation Language for Alternative Modeling) Airfield Model for Airlift Operations

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

This study developed a SLAM airfield tailored for airlift operations. The model is formulated as a network and models loading, fueling, and maintenance of airlift aircraft. Only C-130, C-141, and C-5 aircraft can be considered. The primary model inputs are aircraft input rates, and the availability of ramp space, maintenance team, load team, and k-loader resources. The output includes average ground-time, resource usage, and pallets airlifted from the airfield. An experiment is made to identify a best strategy for aircraft input rates through a fixed airfield. The results show that any one of five input strategies out of 64 examined are of equal effectiveness.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE