Accession Number : ADD017512

Title :   Two-Step Method Constructing Large-Area Facilities and Small-Area Intrafacilities Equipments Optimized By User Population Density.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 24 Sep 92, patented 28 Mar 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : O' Brien, Francis J

Report Date : 24 Sep 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A two-Step method is disclosed that enables in the first step to optimize facilities layout on the scale of miles with regard to, among others, population density and that enables in the second step to optimize intrafacilities layout on the scale of feet with regard to, among others, population density using non-metric multidimensional scaling (MDS) matrices in both the first and second steps. (MM)

Descriptors :   *WORKPLACE LAYOUT, *SUBMARINES, *ERGONOMICS, *PATENTS, MODELS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, POPULATION, TOPOLOGY, USER NEEDS, SPACE(ROOM)

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE