Accession Number : ADA282325

Title :   The Effects of LCAC Load Policy on the Duration of Amphibious Assault.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Peters, Sean M.

Report Date : MAR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : A deterministic analytical model of LCAC operations is developed, based on the assumption that the mean time required to load the LCAC is an exponential function of the load weight. Simulation models of single queue and multiple queue LCAC operations are developed and the results compared to the deterministic model. Good agreement is obtained between the models. The results show that for most scenarios, the minimum time to complete the offload occurs for load sizes less than 60 tons. LCAC, Loading, Offload, Amphibious.

Descriptors :   *LOADING(HANDLING), *AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIPS, AGREEMENTS, EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS, FUNCTIONS, MEAN, MODELS, OPERATION, SCENARIOS, SIMULATION, TIME, WEIGHT, THESES.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE