Accession Number : ADA305854
Title : Analysis of the Ordnance Offload/Onload Costs of Pacific Fleet Large Deck Amphibious Assault Ships (LHA and LHD) Homeported in San Diego.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Bouveron, Martin E.
PDF Url : ADA305854
Report Date : DEC 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 134
Abstract : This thesis uses total cost and external safety considerations to determine the most cost effective and safest method of embarking/debarking ordnance to support the Pacific Fleet. The study relies on historical data and spreadsheet-based Monte Carlo simulations to estimate operation times. Simulation is required because few operations have been conducted so historical data is limited. The 'add-in' package, 'Crystal Ball,' applies stochastic simulations to decision making analysis. The actual costs of anchorage and vertical replenishment (vertrep) operations are compared, using triangular and uniform distribution models. This thesis provides a more accurate cost analysis for comparing onload/offload vertrep and anchorage operations. The funding from this comparison determined that vertreps provide the largest benefit to the fleet in terms of cost, training, and flexibility.
Descriptors : *LOADING(HANDLING), *COST ANALYSIS, *UNLOADING, *AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIPS, SIMULATION, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, DECISION MAKING, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MODELS, ACCURACY, THESES, COSTS, DECISION THEORY, HISTORY, SAFETY, FLEETS(SHIPS), ORDNANCE, PACIFIC OCEAN, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, REPLENISHMENT.
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE