Accession Number : AD0768135

Title :   The Determination of Time Dependent Availability When Repair Times Are Governed by the Learning Curve,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Thompson, David D.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : The research is designed to develop methods to predict system availability when repair times are governed by the learning curve. Two basic models are developed. The first is a modified form of the Markov chain model. The second model utilizes a Monte Carlo simulation. An expression for the expected repair rate is developed in order to use the modified Markov model. Tables to aid in determining the repair rate are included. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *MAINTENANCE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, MONTE CARLO METHOD, TIME, LEARNING CURVES, SIMULATION, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, MAINTAINABILITY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS.

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE