Modelling and optimization of Turkish army fuel supply system via simulation
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The movement of the troops, which is so critical to tactical success, depends on the provision of large quantities of fuel. This thesis employs the simulation tool as an effective vehicle for defining the path from competitive concepts to real world solutions, models Turkish Army Fuel Supply System and brings up ways of optimization. During peace, the utilization of all the pipelines between the tanks and the utilization of the tanks are measured, minimum number of tanks and their sizes needed to meet the demands of troops are specified, the thought of making the system available for civilian use is analyzed and some suggestions are made. In war conditions, the endurance of the existing system for different demand sizes are measured and new system configurations are investigated. The trigger levels of the tanks are optimized in each of these new scenarios so that the system can supply fuel longer for the troops.