The Lanchester (n, 1) problem
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Oper. Res. Soc.
Lanchester problem; optimisation; SQUARE-LAW; Management; Operations Research & Management Science
We discuss the background of the Lanchcster (n, 1) problem, in which a heterogeneous force of n different troop types Faces a homogeneous force. We also present a more general set of equations For modelling this problem, along with its general solution. As an example of the consequences of this model, we take the (2, 1) case and solve for the optimal force allocation and fire distribution in a (2, 1) battle. Next, we present examples that demonstrate our model's advantages over a previous formulation. In particular, we point out how different forces may will a battle, depending oil the handling and interpretation of the model's Solution. Lastly, we present a variant of the Lanchester square law which applies to the (2, 1) case.
Journal of the Operational Research Society
"The Lanchester (n, 1) problem" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5333.