COMPUTER SIMULATION FOR AIRPORT LANDSIDE USE

The use of computer modeling to simulate the landside facilities of a modern airport is a valuable analytical tool for the airport designer. With the simulation model, a number of design alternatives can be tested, performance specifications can be established, and design or operations alternatives can be determined. The dynamic simulation model developed and calibrated at Stapleton Airport was designed to provide a modular analytical tool capable of being adapted to similar airports. By using modules simulating the various landside processes experienced by a passenger in an airport, the closest thing to generalized model is achieved. An important feature of the control module is that it serves as a switching point to handle all intermodule transaction transfers. Another important feature is the use of scale factor which enables the model to efficiently and economically process large volumes of data input by scaling down the data. In the development and use of a dynamic simulation model it is important to verify and calibrate the model. Calibration enables the model to be modified, if necessary, to more accurately represent the real world. The use of a dynamic simulation model as an analytical tool in evaluating airport landside operations is becoming increasingly more effective. Tremendous savings can be realized in design and operation procedure by effectively utilizing models such as the airport landside simulation model.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association of Airport Executives

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20006
  • Authors:
    • Rosfeld, H B
    • Wyman, F P
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

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  • Pagination: p. 20-22
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Association of Airport Executives
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM