Accession Number : AD0739018

Title :   Optimization of System Design by Spare or Repair Decision through Dynamic Programming,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Todaro,John B.

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The paper considers the problem of optimizing the decision during the design stage as to whether the availability associated with the system will be attained by sparing or repairing at the appropriate levels within the system. This includes the consideration of the spared items that are simply replaced and those components within the system which are restored by repair to their initial state to be returned to service. This problem is expanded to consider a group of the related problems. The cases considered include those of the frozen design without commonality, the consideration of commonality within the frozen design, and the determination of the level within the system for the sparing to be accomplished. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RELIABILITY, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING), (*DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, ALGORITHMS), DECISION MAKING, MAINTENANCE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SPARE PARTS, THESES

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE