Accession Number : AD0696974

Title :   QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR RESEARCH PROGRAM PLANNING IN STRUCTURAL MECHANICS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Sep 69.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NAE) WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The Committee has concluded that systematic procedures to assess the relative importance of various subdisciplines in structural mechanics have promise as methods for providing guidance in optimizing the allocation of resources for research program formulation. Inasmuch as such procedures are not helpful in anticipating scientific breakthroughs, 25% of the overall research budget should be allocated exclusively, on the discretionary judgment of the Branch staffs members, to fundamental research which has broad promise of application to Naval missions. The matrix method is considered as the most promising planning technique. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRUCTURES, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MECHANICS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), MARINE ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE