Accession Number : AD0681743

Title :   REACT--A SHIPPING OPERATIONS SYSTEM SIMULATION: GENERAL DESCRIPTION,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC (D C) SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s) : Perry, W. Howard ; Gleason, Catherine B.

Report Date : 16 JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : REACT, an acronym for Requirements Evaluated Against Cargo Transportation, is a computer simulation model developed for use in the study and analysis of shipping operations. The model was designed to be general enough to allow a wide spectrum of shipping operations to be analyzed. REACT allows for the simulation of this shipping operation in which the sources, objective areas, and ship inventory are defined in general terms. That is, the quantity and characteristics of each of these elements is a function of the input data. It follows, therefore, that with this degree of flexibility the model can simulate a wide variety of system configurations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MARINE TRANSPORTATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, CARGO, HARBOR MODELS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE