Accession Number:

AD0739160

Title:

The Allocation of Availability Parameters -- Repair Times and Failure Rates

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

The paper develops a cost-based procedure for allocating the availability parameters, repair times and failure rates, to the various components that make up a system. The allocation problem is handled as a cost minimization problem, subject to the constraint of meeting the system availability requirements. A Lagrange multiplier technique is employed to obtain the solution. An example problem is stated and solved in the context of a computer program developed to perform the allocation procedure.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE