Accession Number : AD0845647

Title :   Economic Model for Emergency Fleet Mobilization.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 67-31 Aug 68,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARINE EN GINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Storch, Richard L. ; Frankel, Ernst G.

Report Date : 28 AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : A model is presented to solve a specific problem. The problem is to choose U.S. merchant vessels to carry an emergency cargo in a number of U.S. ports. The model determines the operating pattern of the ships to be used from the time of the emergency declaration until the delivery of the cargo, where each ship goes to pick up cargo, and how much cargo it picks up. The model consists of two programs, the first an alternative choosing method for each ship and emergency cargo port and the second a transportation algorithm. The thesis includes a detailed description of the necessary data inputs for correct operation of the problem-solving method. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MOBILIZATION), *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION), (*MERCHANT VESSELS, (*CARGO, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, ECONOMICS, SCHEDULING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FLOW CHARTING, SELECTION, SUBROUTINES, PROBLEM SOLVING, THESES, NATIONAL DEFENSE.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE