Accession Number : AD0739028

Title :   Quantified Maintainability Requirements.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Morris,Ronald Scott

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The paper in general discusses the us of availability as a design requirement and the implications of the statistical characteristics of the availability distribution in a requirements setting. Specifically the paper presents a method of manipulating an availability requirement to obtain accurate reliability and maintainability characteristics. Using the technique to determine reliability and maintainability requirements for a system, the resultant configuration should provide the required inherent availability. The technique uses a Monte Carlo simulation to develop an interval availability distribution from which the reliability and maintainability requirements are derived. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAINTAINABILITY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS), (*RELIABILITY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), (*ARMY EQUIPMENT, MAINTENANCE), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OPTIMIZATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES, MONTE CARLO METHOD, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE