Accession Number : AD0717621

Title :   Development of a Ship Simulation Model for Application to Personnel Research Problems. Volume II. Users' Manual.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SERENDIPITY INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Larry A. ; Kolkowitz,Hyman

Report Date : 01 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 538

Abstract : A digital simulation model of the DDG-2 class ship was developed for the purpose of conducting research on personnel-related factors and their relationships to total ship readiness and effectiveness measures. The report describes the results of reprogramming the model to incorporate refinements in several simulated functions (such as in the manner of assigning individual rates/ratings/NECs to equipment maintenance, facilities maintenance, support, and administrative jobs), and the results of a training program in which Navy personnel analysts achieved a capability to develop, utilize, and modify input data, model program, and output data. Volume II contains detailed use information: instructions for preparing input forms, descriptions of model variable arrays and subroutines, and descriptions of model output forms and data. An appendix contains 210 computer flow charts for the 28 subroutines which comprise the simulation model. The model is programmed in FORTRAN IV; applications to date have been run on the CDC 3800 computer. The imminent event structure and modularity of the program facilitate application for various purposes to various type ships. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHIPS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, MODELS(SIMULATIONS)), (*MANPOWER, SHIPS), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS), DATA PROCESSING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, SUBROUTINES, REPORTS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE