Accession Number:

AD0652597

Title:

INDUSTRIAL HARDENING CLASSIFICATION: A METODOLOGY FOR SIMPLIFYING THE EVALUATION OF HARDENING COSTS. VOLUME I. TEXT AND APPENDIX A,

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Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL STUDIES DIV

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Report Date:

1966-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The Study describes a method for analyzing the manufacturing industry in order to develop an estimate of the cost of hardening economic resources against nuclear blast effects. Instead of the direct approach of taking representative cost samples from each separate industry, the Standard Industrial Classifications are related to certain physical hardness characteristics of the plant and equipment associated with the product. Classes of manufactured products are translated into the classes of equipment which make them and the equipment is evaluated in terms of hardness characteristics. This reduces both the number of plant and equipment categories related to product classifications and the number of samples that need be evaluated for hardening costs. To further reduce the number of samples required, a statistical approach is suggested that would enable hardening costs associated with certain industries classified under this system to be derived from combinations of known costs of other groups of industries. Whereas the analysis in this Study has been limited to the manufacturing industry, the techniques developed should be equally and in some cases more simple applicable to the whole spectrum of American Industry, and to weapon effects other than blast. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Machinery and Tools
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE