Accession Number : ADA306250

Title :   Methods For Determining Goals and Expectations For Fielded Jet Engines.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Malsbury, John A.

PDF Url : ADA306250

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 134

Abstract : This thesis investigates methods for determining goals and expectations for fielded jet engines. Some of these methods employ concepts used in Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM). The procedures developed here can be applied to any fielded jet engine. The data used by this thesis was extracted from the Naval Aviation Logistics Data Analysis (NALDA) database. The desktop software programs that were used to attain reliability parameters are readily available to any command. The data analysis accomplished here demonstrated that cannibalization of engines has impacted adversely on reliability. A model was developed to determine no-build times for jet engines at the Intermediate Maintenance and Depot level of repair based on engine reliability and the conditional probabilities of survival of significant components of the engine and their specified maximum operating times.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *JET ENGINES, *RELIABILITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA PROCESSING, PARAMETERS, PROBABILITY, THESES, SURVIVAL(GENERAL), REPAIR, SUPPLY DEPOTS, CANNIBALIZATION.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE