Queueing models appropriate for estimating passenger delays in airport terminal buildings are presented. The models for enplaning provide steady state results while the flow of deplaning passengers is assumed to be time dependent. The Terminal is divided into components each of which is studied through an appropriate queueing model. One results computed for each component are combined to provide an over all picture of the delays and the level of service in general, as well as the space and manpower requirements in the terminal building. The computational effect is minimal and very inexpensive. Computer work is only necessary for the computation of the queueing statistics in the baggage claim area. Computerization of the over all procedure though is desirable since it will greatly improve the computational efficiency. The models are tested through an example. The results show that the models can be and successfully to provide first estimates of the level of service and the physical facilities required in the terminal. Potential applications and areas of future research are also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Parasas, J D
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

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  • Pagination: 135 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00155637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM