DEVELOPMENT OF A STANDARD DATA BASE AND COMPUTER SIMULATION MODEL FOR AN AIR CARGO TERMINAL

THE TRADITIONAL METHODS OF RENOVATING AIR CARGO TERMINALS ARE TO REPLACE MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT WITH MORE EFFICIENT MACHINERY, AND TO MAKE ADDITIONS TO THE EXISTING TERMINAL COMPLEX. HOWEVER WITH THE INTRODUCTION AND FORECASTED INCREASE IN THE JUMBO CARGO JET CONCEPT, THESE METHODS BECOME UNFEASIBLE. RECENT STUDIES IN THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY PREDICT THAT 10 TO 20 TIMES THE CARGO TONNAGE OF TODAY WILL BE IN CIRCULATION BY 1985, REFLECTING THE URGENT NEED FOR NEW DESIGNS BASED ON A FLEXIBLE, LONG-RANGE, HEAVY VOLUME SYSTEMS APPROACH. IN ORDER THAT DESIGN IS ADDRESSED WITH THE PROPER CRITERIA CONSIDERED, AN EXHAUSTIVE STUDY OF CARGO HANDLING FACILITIES IS NEEDED. THIS REPORT PROVIDES A GERTS IIIQ SIMULATION MODEL FOR A DORTECH AIR CARGO FACILITY AND PRESENTS A RECOMMENDATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPATIBLE ARMY-AIR FORCE AIR CARGO DATA BASE SYSTEM. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  USA  61820
  • Authors:
    • Mc, NAMEE LP
    • Lee, C
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 42 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: -8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 1973 12:00AM