Direct and Indirect Energy Demand Models for DOD.

by C. C. Mow

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A paper presented at the 33rd Military Operations Research Symposium (MORS), West Point, New York, June 25-27, 1974. Energy is essential for daily operation of all military systems. The trend toward increased mechanization and mobility suggests that our military forces will be even more energy intensive in the future. It is essential to have an insight into how energy is used in support of the military in order to properly assess the impact of the energy shortage on national security. To this end, two energy models are described in this paper: a direct energy model, a U.S. Air Force Energy Consumption Projection Model; and an indirect model, Energy Consumption by Industries in Support of National Defense. With these models, one can analyze the military energy usage pattern, provide a flexible computer-operated model for the estimation of energy required for different force postures, provide a methodology for the determination of energy required by industries in support of national security needs, and provide a tool for analyzing Department of Defense policies that have energy implications. 28 pp. Ref.

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