Accession Number:

ADA523328

Title:

Fractal Effects in Lanchester Models of Combat

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION (AUSTRALIA) JOINT OPERATIONS DIVISION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Lanchesters Equations are one of the most misunderstood and misused models of combat, yet they remain in widespread use as the combat mechanism behind many simulation systems. Previous work by the author examined the impact of a fractal distribution of forces on Lanchesters theory of combat. The present work extends that examination to conceptual issues regarding interpretation of Lanchesters Equations and to additional parameters beyond those examined previously.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE