Accession Number : AD0714600

Title :   An Analytical and Computer Simulation Approach to the Problem of Replenishing Task Forces at Sea.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Beveridge,Jerry Donald

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : An analytical approach to the problem of replenishing task forces at sea is investigated, using a random walk model. The type of replenishment operations considered consists of two replenishment ships of different types, each replenishing L combatant ships of different types. The combatant ships are initially distributed into queues of length M and N between the two replenishment ships. A general expression for the distribution function of the total replenishment time is sought by various methods of analysis. A computer simulation is used to gain a better understanding of the form of the distribution function of total replenishment time for a specific underway replenishment operation. Some examples are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY SUPPLIES, HANDLING), (*NAVAL VESSELS, LOGISTICS), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, QUEUEING THEORY, TIME, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, THESES

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE