AIRPORT DYNAMIC SIMULATION
The use of dynamic simulation to model the landside facilities of a modern airport offers a valuable analytical tool to the airport decision maker. The airport landside is defined as existing from the airport boundary to the aircraft gate. Those areas used for the movement and parking of aircraft (typically called the "airside" ) are excluded. Simulation technology can test and rank investment proposals by providing specific projections relating to landside congestion. This paper discusses an operating simulation that models the behavior of persons and vehicles moving through the landside systems. The output of the simulation is statistical information regarding the congestion parameters of waiting time, occupancy and flow at landside facilities. A description of how simulation outputs are validated and used in the determination of landside capacity is also included.
- For Meeting held May 1-4, 1978.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- GORSTEIN, M
- McCabe, L
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: 15 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Airport capacity; Airports; Landside capacity; Loading and unloading; Probability; Queuing theory; Simulation; Statistical analysis; Truck loading facilities; Waiting time
- Old TRIS Terms: Airport landside; Queueing models; Queueing theory
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Data and Information Technology; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00188584
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780516
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM