AN EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE TERMINAL DESIGNS FOR AIRPORTS
This thesis is a study of terminal design and their impact on the service provided to the passenger. A GPSS simulation was written to evaluate terminal configuration concepts. This model was given the capability of simulating most known designs. Three designs were selected for specific evaluation in this thesis - finger pier, mobile lounge, and gate arrival types. The two basic level of service variables used were path times and walking distance.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyDepartment of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA USA 02139
- Fay, D R
- Publication Date: 1971
- Pagination: 220 p.
- TRT Terms: Airport facilities; Airport terminals; Concourses (Airports); Impacts; Intermodal terminals; Level of service; Mobile lounges; Simulation; Structural design; Walking distance; Walkways
- Old TRIS Terms: Gate-arrival terminals; Pier-finger terminals; Terminal design; Terminal facilitation
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Planning and Forecasting; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00155457
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM