Accession Number : ADA115745

Title :   An Improved Maintenance Model for the Simulation of Strategic Airlift Capability.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Stanberry,Wayne P

PDF Url : ADA115745

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 139

Abstract : The subject of this thesis is modeling of the maintenance function in the strategic airlift system. The implicit assumptions of the universal maintenance man concept are investigated for applicability. A more detailed model of the maintenance function is developed using SLAM as the primary simulation language. Maintenance manning is modeled at the Air Force Speciality Code level, to allow the possibility of bottlenecks in manning requirements. Maintenance discrepancies are determined for major subsystems of the airlift aircraft, and distributions for repair times are estimated for each subsystem. Substituting the detailed model of maintenance for a model that uses universal maintenance men, subsequent runs of a simulation of the airlift system show the assumptions of the universal maintenance men concept to be invalid. Additionally, in a simulation using aggregate bases, maintenance manning is not a significant factor. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Airlift operations, *Aircraft maintenance, *Maintenance personnel, *Computerized simulation, Strategic warfare, Manpower utilization, Maintenance management, Transport aircraft, Repair, Time, Delay, Mathematical models, Operational readiness, Theses

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE