With the advent of the new security measures, today’s airports have become increasingly complex and congested. Air and passenger traffic continues to increase; consequently, the need for intelligent design concepts is required. Unlike all other existing airport designs that focused exclusively on operational performance, this study focused on the development of a new airport terminal design methodology that takes a proactive approach to minimizing the effects of security disruptions while simultaneously maximizing operational performance and passenger flow. The study addressed the impact of security operations on both the design of airport facilities and passenger flows, and discussed options and scenarios to integrate these factors in obtaining improved performance. Simulation analysis results revealed that alternative designs can result in cost savings from evacuation time reductions of up to 10%.
Nwofia, Oliver and Chung, Christopher A.
"A Methodology for Designing Airports for Enhanced Security Using Simulation,"
Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering:
1, Article 1.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7771/2159-6670.1066