Accession Number : ADA194125

Title :   User's Manual and Analysis Procedures for the Material Handling Equipment Simulation Models.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 84-Jun 87,

Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR RESEARCH CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Friedenberg, Paul E ; Chesley, James C ; Siegel, Benjamin

PDF Url : ADA194125

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 134

Abstract : The three computer simulation models described in this user's manual simulate the use of material handling equipment (MHE) at three distinct types of U.S. Navy installations (Main Supply, Ship Overhaul, and Weapons Supply). Input consists of data describing operational characteristics of the MHE, materials delivery for cargo arrivals, and issue document specifications. Model output is composed of computer generated data describing MHE utilization and throughput data which tabulates the movement of cargo within this system as a function of time. The model output is designed to assist an analyst in the determination of specific MHE utilization requirements for any given U.S. Navy installation. An analysis of sample simulation run results is also included in this report. Keywords: Pallets; Forklifts; Cranes; Sideloaders; Straddle trucks.

Descriptors :   *MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT, CARGO, CARGO HANDLING, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, DELIVERY, MAINTENANCE, MATERIALS, MODELS, OUTPUT, PALLETS, REQUIREMENTS, SHIPS, SIMULATION, THROUGHPUT, USER MANUALS, UTILIZATION, WEAPONS, TIME, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NAVAL OPERATIONS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE