Accession Number:

ADA007096

Title:

Allocation of the Parameters Repair Time and Failure Rate for Maximum Availability Subject to a Cost Constraint.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

This paper develops a technique for allocating repair time and failure rate parameters to each component of a system based on obtaining a maximum availability for a given amount of funds. Assumptions used to make a solution feasible were constant failure rates, independent components, series system, and multiple failures possible. Different cost functions associated with changing each components failure rate and repair time were used in a discrete step form. Dynamic programming was used to solve the problem. A computer program was developed to facilitate the solution of the allocation technique and example problems are stated and solved.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE