Semi-dynamic modelling of heterogeneous land combat


Ozdemirel N., Kandiller L.

JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, vol.57, no.1, pp.38-51, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601940
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.38-51

Abstract

We propose a semi-dynamic approach to tactical level land combat modelling from the attacker's viewpoint. Our approach decomposes a battle between heterogeneous forces into stages and mini battles. For each mini battle in a stage, we use three models: a mathematical programming model for optimizing force allocations, a Lanchester simulation model for predicting whether or not the stage targets are reached under the allocations, and a model for weapon effectiveness update from one stage to the next. These models interact with each other within the framework of a decision support system to help the user with allocation decisions as well as prediction of force requirements to win the battle.