Accession Number : AD0860494

Title :   Computer Simulation of Cargo Handling Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 68-31 Aug 69,

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

Personal Author(s) : Cooper, John B. ; Frankel, E. G.

Report Date : 31 AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 300

Abstract : A computer language together with a supporting software package is developed for the simulation of cargo handling systems. Subject to very broad constraints, any cargo handling system may be modeled using this system. The software package is coded in PL/1. While knowledge of this language is not a prerequisite for the use of this system, it is desirable in order to utilize its full potential. The simulation system must be run on an IBM 360 computer with a PL/1 level (F) compiler and at least 150K of core storage. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE TRANSPORTATION, CARGO), (*CARGO, HANDLING), (*LOGISTICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), CARGO SHIPS, EFFICIENCY, OPTIMIZATION, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, COMPILERS, SUBROUTINES, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, ERRORS, COSTS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE