A REVIEW OF TECHNIQUES FOR ESTIMATING AIRPORT LANDSIDE CAPACITY

Methods of analyzing capacity and delay are categorized (rules of thumb, analytical models, simulation models) and discussed with special reference to the elements and sub-elements (runway, taxiway, gates, terminal, curb, roadway, parking lots) of the airport system. Simulation methods of a proprietary nature tailored to a specific airport are used on taxiway, and terminal building elements. These methods which require good data inputs and are difficult to validate, do not estimate capacity but show how facilities might operate under predicted future usage or layout changes. Airport master plans which show a phased expansion of both the landside and airside for the airport, should contain estimates of the capacity of all of the landside elements for these various phases.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Flight Transportation Laboratory
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Simpson, R W
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTL Memo 74-11
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1981 12:00AM