Accession Number : AD0733225

Title :   Determining the Optimal Flow of Student Sections at the Naval Guided Missiles School,

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Willingham,David Geary

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The problem of determining the capacity of a facility, such as the Fleet Ballistic Missile School, to train sections of students attending numerous distinct courses was considered as an optimizing problem, approachable in two phases. In the first phase a linear programming model was developed for determining the maximum number of courses and the optimal mix of these courses which the school can convene in one year. This model incorporates resource constraints, course content requirements, and the requirement to graduate a specified number of trainees over time. In the second phase, criteria were developed to sequence the phase I optimal number of convenings of each course into an annual schedule. A heuristic approach was presented to test such a schedule for feasibility. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL TRAINING, *SUBMARINE PERSONNEL), (*STUDENTS, SCHEDULING), OPTIMIZATION, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, UNDERSEA WARFARE

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE