Accession Number : AD0769802

Title :   A Lanchester-Type Model with Logistics Considerations.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Chase,Malcolm Withington

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : A Lanchester-Type model of combat with logistics considerations is presented. The combat effectiveness of each force is related to its supply. Four basic groups of force supplies are considered: food (all goods used whether or not combat is in progress); ammo (goods used only in combat activity); fuel (goods required for mobility); and capital goods, which are used to increase or replace the capacity of the logistics pipeline. Lanchester attrition-rate coefficients are considered to be functions of the level of food and ammo supplies. In the model, each opponent has a main battle force, a reserve force, a logistics pipeline defense force, and a force which may attack the other side's logistic pipeline. Differential equations for the combat dynamics are derived, and some possible objectives and battle termination conditions are suggested. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*Military operations, *Lanchester equations), (*Logistics planning, Military operations), Differential equations, Numerical analysis, Kill probabilities, Attrition, Theses

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE