Accession Number : ADA016999

Title :   A Critical Assessment of Engineer Computer Modeling.

Descriptive Note : Individual research project,


Personal Author(s) : Reeves,Donald W.

Report Date : 23 MAY 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : The use of computer simulated warfare is widespread throughout the Army planning process. Engineer forces should play a small but important role in these war gaming exercises. Due to the complex and technical nature of programming and interpreting computer results, planners are usually not qualified to determine the full extent of engineer play or it's significance in the printed output. Nevertheless, decisions are being made relative to force structuring and operations which are at least partially derived from this source. This paper allows planners to become more familiar with the engineer strengths and weaknesses of the predominant force structuring computer models. Four such models are addressed in this research paper: ATLAS, CEM, FASTALS, and CASTLE.

Descriptors :   *Army operations, *Engineers, *Computerized simulation, *War games, Combat support, Logistics support

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE