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An intelligent agent simulation of shipboard damage control

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Authors
Andrade, Sylvio F.
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Rowe, Neil C.
Gaver, Donald Paul
Date of Issue
2000-06
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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en_US
Abstract
A fire on board a ship presents special challenges. It requires not only special anti-fire devices but well-trained teams of firefighters. Since crews rotate periodically, there is a need for ongoing personnel training and not all crew members have the same amount of training. A significant problem is how to assess the effectiveness of a team of firefighters with different skills in a real situation. A team should work together efficiently and follow standard procedures correctly if it is to successfully extinguish the fire within a reasonable period of time and with minimum damage. The question is: What skills are of most importance to a successful team of firefighters? It is difficult to carry out physical experiments without risking human lives and material losses. This thesis uses a reactive agent-based simulation to study the possible importance of different firefighting skills and anti-fire devices to the prosecution of fire on board a ship.
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Operations Research
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xvi, 65 p.;28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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