Accession Number : AD0284754

Title :   MAINTENANCE SUPPORT FORMULAS

Corporate Author : RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST DURHAM N C

Report Date : 30 NOV 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Research is reported on the development of a quantitative decision model that can be used in the selection of the most appropriate method of support for each item of ordnance equipment that will be applicable to existing and newly developed mate ial, and that is capable of shedding light on the criteria that will be considered in developing new equipment designs. The study objective has been accomplished by providing the following: (1) formulas which constitute a cost estimation model by which overall costs (including logistical costs) of alternate methods of support may be compared and the low cost method selected; (2) methods to assist in the estimation of constraints and input variables for the model; (3) assistance in selecting the item for study and the alternatives to be considered, including a major component formula; and (4) examples of model application to end items supported by Frankford Arsenal. (Author)

Descriptors :   ARMIES, COSTS, FAILURE (MECHANICS), MAINTENANCE, ORDNANCE, RELIABILITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE