A DESCRIPTION OF THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATION MATHEMATICAL SIMULATION OF SHIP OPERATIONS

A mathematical simulation of the operation of a fleet of berth-liners has been developed for use as a planning tool. It consists of two major functional parts, a Roll Call Program which controls the activities of simulated ships and a Schedule Generator which assigns them sailing dates and services. The simulation output provides ship utilization information and financial data. A test of the simulation against the historical data for a North Atlantic Trade Route shows good agreement. Application of the simulation in investigating a ship of advanced design for future use is presented. Possible uses of this management tool are outlined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at annual meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Datz, I
    • Fixman, C M
    • Freidberg, A
    • Lewinson, V
  • Publication Date: 1964

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  • Accession Number: 00026782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM