Effects of Facility Configurations and Scheduling Techniques on Aircraft Throughput for Warner Robins ALC Paint/Depaint Facilities
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The purpose of this research was to determine the effects of configuration options and dispatching rules on aircraft throughput for the WR- ALC paintdepaint facilities. A simulation model was constructed and used for this analysis as the primary means to conduct the research. The dispatching rules considered were first come first served, largest number in queue, shortest processing time, and a look ahead heuristic. Due to a reduction in the number of paint aircraft, no configuration option differing from the baseline significantly affected aircraft throughput. Dispatching rules were also found to produce no significant differences on aircraft throughput. Configuration options were found to produce significant differences in wait time. Only when the proportion of aircraft requiring paint was increased did the shortest processing time dispatching rule provide significant differences in aircraft wait times.
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