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