Accession Number : AD0759486

Title :   Computer Simulation and Validation of the Travis Freight Terminal Facility.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL

Personal Author(s) : McNamee,Lawrence P.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A GERTS IIIQ computer simulation model of the Travis Air Force Base Air Freight facility is developed to describe the functional characteristics of cargo flow into, within, and out of the terminal. The simulation parameters incorporated in the model are derived from data obtained through on-site observations, communication with Travis personnel, and study of long-term operational records. Good agreement between simulation results and cargo terminal data is achieved. An example of how the simulation model can be used to analyze and possibly improve cargo operations is also included. It is shown that very little increase in throughput is obtained by moving general cargo with forklifts instead of with a conveyor system. Employing forklifts exclusively, however, requires more men to process the same amount of cargo. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, HANDLING), (*CARGO, HANDLING), FORKLIFT VEHICLES, CONVEYORS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, QUEUEING THEORY, GRAPHICS, MILITARY FACILITIES

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE