Accession Number : ADA534044


Title :   Virtual Parts Engineering Research Center


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 2007-30 Sep 2008


Corporate Author : HAMPTON UNIV VA


Personal Author(s) : Jagasivamani, Vadivel ; Sheppard, Eric


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a534044.pdf


Report Date : 20 May 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 55


Abstract : The VPERC program at Hampton University was initiated with the goals of undertaking research into the most effective ways of producing spare parts for the Army's still-functioning legacy systems; developing means, methods and equipment to accomplish this production; and to actually produce complete and accurate technical data packages required to produce the parts. During this year, VPERC engineers actively promoted the capability of the Lab to evaluate, test and produce technical data packages for legacy parts actually needed at the Depot level. This was accomplished for several parts at three different Depot locations. So VPERC reached its potential during this year and moved on to broaden its capabilities to respond to a wider universe of types of parts by taking on those with more complex features and improving its analytical process and equipment for determining material properties of the parts. Much of the VPERC accomplishments are enhanced by Hampton's collaboration with Arizona State University and the University of Utah who contribute their unique skills in practice and theory to deriving an ever expanding response to the support of military legacy weapons systems


Descriptors :   *SPARE PARTS , *ARMY EQUIPMENT , METHODOLOGY , PRODUCTION , REVERSE ENGINEERING , ACCURACY , PROCUREMENT , REQUIREMENTS , TEST AND EVALUATION , WEAPON SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE