DESCRIPTIVE MODEL OF A SHIPBOARD ECOLOGICAL SYSTEM

An investigation into the problems of economically processing sewage on board Naval ships resulted in the development of two computer simulations employing Monte Carlo analysis to describe the generation of sewage. Simulation one was based on a non-homogeneous Poisson process. For simulation two, an empirical distribution describing the arrival behavior of sewage to the holding/ processing unit over a 24 hour period was applied to known data on sewage generation. Results of the two simulations were compatible with one another. Aside from pointing out a most feasible combination of holding tank capacity, processor rate and processing policy, the simulations also indicated that a revision of the Navy's design parameter for the daily per capita sewage generation rate was in order.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  USA  93943
  • Authors:
    • Miner Jr, J O
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

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  • Pagination: 66 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00035660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1973 12:00AM