A COMPUTERIZED DESIGN METHOD FOR PRELIMINARY AIRPORT TERMINAL SPACE PLANNING

The purpose of the research was to develop a design method to aid the master planning process of the airport passenger terminal system. Design, in the context of this research, involved taking as inputs the various aviation forecasts and synthesizing terminal space plans. That is, produce in an objective manner programs of space utilization and layout characterized by: (a) the size and shape of major terminal components, (b) the assignment of flights to these components, and (c) the relative location of these components. Space plans form the basis for terminal concept development which is part of master planning. A design methodology, based on the heuristic modelling technique was developed. It was computerized for automated design. The methodology is composed of three major algorithms; the Facility Sizing Algorithm, the Load Assignment Algorithm, and the Facility Layout Algorithm. The end product is a program of load assignments and a geometric configuration consisting of an apron level and three terminal building levels. A hypothetical terminal was designed by this method and the results are encouraging. The methodology has potential for designing goood functional space plans.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Waterloo

    Department of Civil Engineering, 200 University Avenue West
    Waterloo, Ontario  Canada  N2L 3G1
  • Authors:
    • Braaksma, J P
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Pagination: 254 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155539
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM