Accession Number : AD0710224
Title : CONVOY RETARDATION INDUCED BY RANDOM EVENTS.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Sivazlian,B. D.
Report Date : MAY 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 16
Abstract : Exogeneous events occurring as a Poisson process are assumed to cause stoppage in the normal operation of convoys, equipment or other systems such as traffic. The operational delay experienced by each stoppage is assumed to have an exponential distribution. By introducing appropriate state variables, a hyperbolic partial differential equation is set up; expressions for the probability that at a given time the operation has registered at least a given number of cumulative performance units (e.g. distance) and for the probability that the operation has registered a given number of cumulative performance units on or before a specified time are obtained. (Author)
Descriptors : (*MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES), PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, SIMULATION
Subject Categories : Operations Research
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE