Accession Number : AD0753925

Title :   Development of a Standard Data Base and Computer Simulation Model for an Air Cargo Terminal.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL

Personal Author(s) : McNamee,Lawrence P. ; Lee,Chao

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The traditional methods of renovating air cargo terminals are to replace material handling equipment with more efficient machinery, and to make additions to the existing terminal complex. However, with the introduction and forecasted increase in the Jumbo Cargo Jet concept, these methods become unfeasible. Recent studies in the aerospace industry predict that 10 to 20 times the cargo tonnage of today will be in circulation by 1985, reflecting the urgent need for new designs based on a flexible, long-range, heavy volume systems approach. In order that design is addressed with the proper criteria considered, an exhaustive study of cargo handling facilities is needed. The report provides a GERTS 3Q simulation model for a Dortech air cargo facility and presents a recommendation for the development of a compatible Army-Air Force Air Cargo Data Base System. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TERMINAL FLIGHT FACILITIES, *CARGO), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, HANDLING), QUEUEING THEORY, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE