Improvements to Airport Systems Capacity and Efficiency Using Computer Models and Tools.
Degree: MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2017, Virginia Tech
This thesis presents two aspects of air transportation systems, capacity and efficiency. The first study improved a runway capacity simulation model for estimating the capacity of airports under various conditions. The main contribution of this study was to develop a simulation model which is able to analyze different airports with individual aircraft types. Many air traffic regulations were added to the simulation model to give more realistic results to the potential users of the model. Analysis of different separation systems between aircraft pairs show that the capacity of airports can improve by using more efficient separation systems specially under tough weather conditions. One of the outputs of the study, is an upgraded user interface which can be used by airport authorities for estimating their facilities' available capacity under different scenarios.
The second study represents a new method for estimating unimpeded taxi times for taxing airplanes at airports. This study focused specifically on 6 large airports in the United States and the real ground radar data for all of the movements at those facilities. By tracking the real trajectories of every operation, the taxing behavior of each flight was analyzed. A standalone application was designed to summarize the flights information at each airport and represent the taxing behavior. The results show that using the ground radar data at airports can represent the taxing behavior in the highest fidelity.
Advisors/Committee Members: Trani, Antonio A. (committeechair), Hotle, Susan (committeechair), Murray-Tuite, Pamela Marie (committee member), Abbas, Montasir Mahgoub (committee member).
Subjects/Keywords: Airport; Runway; Capacity; Simulation; Model; Wake Vortex; Taxi Time; Aircraft; Unimpeded Taxi Time; Taxing Behavior
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APA (6th Edition):
Mirmohammadsadeghi, N. (2017). Improvements to Airport Systems Capacity and Efficiency Using Computer Models and Tools. (Masters Thesis). Virginia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10919/84301
Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):
Mirmohammadsadeghi, Navid. “Improvements to Airport Systems Capacity and Efficiency Using Computer Models and Tools.” 2017. Masters Thesis, Virginia Tech. Accessed January 24, 2020.
MLA Handbook (7th Edition):
Mirmohammadsadeghi, Navid. “Improvements to Airport Systems Capacity and Efficiency Using Computer Models and Tools.” 2017. Web. 24 Jan 2020.
Mirmohammadsadeghi N. Improvements to Airport Systems Capacity and Efficiency Using Computer Models and Tools. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Virginia Tech; 2017. [cited 2020 Jan 24].
Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/84301.
Council of Science Editors:
Mirmohammadsadeghi N. Improvements to Airport Systems Capacity and Efficiency Using Computer Models and Tools. [Masters Thesis]. Virginia Tech; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/84301