Accession Number : ADA300712

Title :   A Model for Forecasting Pollution Prevention Life Cycle Costs for Air Force Major Weapon Systems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUIS ITION MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Garner, Mark E. ; Kirchhoffer, Jennifer S.

PDF Url : ADA300712

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : This research effort developed a modification to the HAZMAT program so that the program could provide the user with the capability to generate an estimate during the concept exploration and design phases for the total costs associated with hazardous materials usage in a major weapon system. Using the HAZMAT database, a spreadsheet was developed which projects a cost for a weapon system based on its total surface area and the number of aircraft to be produced by performing an analogy with a similar weapon system. The modification uses algorithim which are based on the hazardous material substances rather than processes which use hazardous materials. This enables the user to eliminate various substances entirely from the weapon system rather than trying to identity every process which uses a particular substance. The modification was identified to be the most efficient method of calculating an estimate during the early phases of the life cycle through in depth interviews and analysis of existing literature on the subject. The authors feel that the methods discovered in this thesis will provide insight for future revisions of HAZMAT and new attempts to formulate a life cycle cost model for hazardous materials.

Descriptors :   *COST ESTIMATES, *LIFE CYCLE COSTS, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, MANUFACTURING, WEAPON SYSTEMS, THESES, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, COST MODELS, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, WASTE DISPOSAL, POLLUTION ABATEMENT, AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, EXTRAPOLATION.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE