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dc.contributor.advisorWood, R. Kevin
dc.contributor.authorCain, Mark J.
dc.dateMarch 1985
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T18:17:40Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T18:17:40Z
dc.date.issued1988-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23244
dc.description.abstractThe U.S. Army Wartime Ammunition Distribution System (WADS) will experience an unprecedented demand for ammunition under the operational concept of Airland Battle. To meet demand, proper storage facility location and an efficient flow through the distribution network will be required. Using information from Army Field Manuals, maps and simulation data for demand, both a mixed integer program (MIP) and a sequential, optimization-based heuristic are developed to model the WADS. The Generalized Algebraic Modelling System is used to implement both models. The sequential heuristic locates ammunition facilities with a binary integer program and then directs ammunition through those facilities utilizing a network flow model with side constraints. The MIP integrates location and flow decisions in the same model. For a general scenario, the sequential heuristic locates a 21 node, 30 arc network with ammunition flows over 30 time periods in 22 CPU seconds on an IBM 3033AP. For the same scenario the MIP obtains a solution for only a 3 time period problem in 87 CPU seconds. Keywords: Ammunition, Integer programming, Heuristic, Networksen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/agamsbasedmodelo1094523244
dc.format.extentix, 71 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshOperations researchen_US
dc.titleA GAMS-based model of the U.S. Army Wartime Ammunition Distribution System for the Corps levelen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRosenthal, Richard E.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research (OR)
dc.subject.authorAmmunitionen_US
dc.subject.authorInteger programmingen_US
dc.subject.authorHeuristicen_US
dc.subject.authorNetworksen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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