LINEAR PROGRAMMING MODELS FOR CONSTRUCTION PLANNING USING THE ENGINEER FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS SYSTEM

THE ENGINEER FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS SYSTEM IS USED BY THE ARMY IN PLANNING CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES AND INSTALLATIONS. THIS OPERATIONAL SYSTEM EMPLOYS NUMEROUS AND EXTENSIVE TAPE FILES CONTAINING BILLS OF MATERIALS FOR SEVERAL HUNDRED TYPES OF MILITARY INSTALLATIONS COMPRISING THOUSANDS OF ITEMS OF MATERIAL. THE LINEAR PROGRAMMING MODELS DISCUSSED HEREIN USE THIS SYSTEM IN FORMULATING LINEAR CONSTRAINTS ON CONSTRUCTION CAPABILITIES DUE TO RESOURCE LIMITATIONS, AND LINEAR CRITERION FUNCTIONS IN TERMS OF THE VARIOUS FACILITIES AND/OR INSTALLATIONS TO BE CONSTRUCTED. THE MODELS PROVIDE A CAPABILITY TO RAPIDLY CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMS. SINGLE-PERIOD AND MULTIPERIOD MODELS ARE GIVEN, INCLUDING MODIFICATIONS OF THE BASIC MODELS TO MAKE THEM APPLICABLE TO A WIDER RANGE OF PROBLEMS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rac-tp-263, 20 PP, 3 FIG, 6 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Research Corporation

    Operations Analysis Division, Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  USA  22101
  • Authors:
    • Bracken, J
    • Tholen, A D
  • Publication Date: 1967-8

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  • Accession Number: 00214808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 6 1970 12:00AM