Accession Number : AD0286662

Title :   AN OPERATIONS RESEARCH MODEL OF MOTOR TRANSPORT DERIVED FROM NUCLEAR TRANSPORT THEORY

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : CHARLTON,H. ; NEBLETT,J.H.

Report Date : DEC 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A realistic operations research theory of attrition and system performance of land supply carriers is given. The purpose of the TruckTransport Model study is to test conclusively the viability of (land, if viable to xploit) the hypothesis that general terrain properties, enemy action, personnel behavior, and limited command decision determine the most probable performance of a land supply system and that this performance can be adequately described by a simplifi d form of transfer theory. Not explicitly stated is the assumption that the processes which such a model describes are not strictly mechanistic, but that the on-going events are affected by the ensemble of past occurrences. The equations derived expres the final form of the theory and are amenab e to the following interpretatio : They determine the number of loaded trucks in transit per unit area at a given place at at time which, in the course of carrying out a mission, are being subjected to being put out of operation, deflected, or forced to change their speed by terrain, enemy action, or decision. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TRANSPORTATION, CARGO VEHICLES, LOGISTICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, PROBABILITY, THEORY, VULNERABILITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE