This analysis addresses the need for improvement (1) in the techniques of analysis of the major locational forces such as surface accessibility; (2) in the aids to "sieving" of sites. Accessibility studies are discussed where the load system is considered a binary system where the roads themselves form links, while airport sites and city centers, as well as crossroads form the nodes of the network. The whole system is thus reduced to linear graph and is amenable to graph theoretic techniques using matrix alegbra. The purpose of operations performed upon this graph is to build up a more accurate series of accessibility surfaces in which the links or the nodes can be weighted by considering not only road travel times but the importance of link and node in terms of their use by adjacent airport users. In this study, weighting was applied to the links. Data requirements for this analysis are rather severe and data availability was a constraint upon the analysis. The details are given of the study methodology and layout.

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    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Houghton Street, Aldwych
    London WC2A 2AE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Armstrong, H W
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

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  • Accession Number: 00155674
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM