Corrosion Predictability in F-4 Aircraft Assigned to the Pacific Air Forces.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Corrosion has become a serious problem in PACAF due to inadequate management attention in this areas of facilities, training, and manning. The purpose of this study was to construct a mathematical model useful for predicting base-level corrosion control man-hours. The utility of such a model would allow the manager to forecast his requirements for corrosion maintenance. Statistical analysis involved least squares multiple linear regression. Independent variables included 1 aircraft historical data such as airframe hours, age, assignment history, and MDS 2 maintenance data such as PDM hours, contract corrosion control hours, and time since last PDM and 3 corrosion severity indices. Data on the variables used in the analysis were gathered from the AFLC GO-98 computer data bank and at Headquarters PACAF. Studied in this research were F-4 aircraft at four PACAF bases 1 Kadena AB, Japan 2 Clark AB, P.I. 3 Kunsan AB, Korea and 3 Osan AB, Korea. The results showed a statistically significant regression model however, a relatively high standard error of the estimate limited its usefulness. Author
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Statistics and Probability
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems