Fully implemented interactive computer techniques were emplpyed at Battelle's columbus Laboratories during each of 2 site specific airport case studies for the Federal Aviation administration: Chicago's Midway (1974) and New York's La Guardia (1975). The runway demand forecasts used during these contract studies varied widely by time of day and by season of the year. These time-varying patterns created a need to estimate corresponding aircraft runway delays and aircraft runway queue lengths. These airport airside level-of-service estimates were computed by using a set of simultaneous differential equations derived from classical nonstationary queuing theory. Many equations derived from classical nonstationary queuing theory. Many quantitative operating variables have to be accounted for during a computer analysis of this typs. Depending on the purpose of the analysis, certain categories of variables may be independent input variables in one situation and dependent output variables in another situation. A high degree of computational and operational computer flexibility is therefore required during such an analysis. This paper highlights the interactive computer techniques developed and used during the 2 airport case studies. A typical application is also presented to illustrate the scope and flexibility of these advanced techniques. The paper concludes with a summary of experience gained with the described computer program and the interactive programming techniques employed to significant advantage. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 6-10
  • Monograph Title: Airport and air transport planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159709
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025540
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM