CENTRALIZED HUB-TERMINAL GEOMETRIC CONCEPTS. I: WALKING DISTANCE

This is the first of a 2-part paper on passenger terminal layouts for hub-type airport operations. This paper focuses on the geometrics that minimize the average distance walked by passengers at an airport hub. Only centralized layouts are considered. The terminal concepts studied for minimum walking distance are as follows: linear centralized, closed-loop centralized, inverted closed-loop, single pier, radial piers, and parallel piers. It is shown that closed-loop concepts are insensitive to the proportion of tranfers. Linear concourse radial piers, and parallel piers favor departing and terminating passengers. The insensitivity, reduced walking distance, and baggage transportation time of the inverted closed-loop layout, recommend its introduction in planning. Flexibility for changing traffic compostion and future growth can be introduced with the 'sun' concept described in the second paper.

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  • Accession Number: 00605242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM