Accession Number:

ADA050349

Title:

Life-Cycle Analysis of Aircraft Turbine Engines

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

The report presents a methodology enabling the weapon system planner to acquire early visibility of cost magnitudes, proportions, and trends associated with a new engines life cycle, and to identify drivers that increase cost and can have the effect of lowering capability. Later in the life cycle, logistics managers can use the methodology and the feedback it produces for more effective system management. The procedure followed was to develop a theoretical framework for each phase of the life cycle collect and analyze data for each phase develop parametric cost-estimating relationships CERs for each phase use the CERs in examples to ascertain behavior and obtain insights into cost magnitudes, proportions, and trends, and to identify cost-drivers and their effects and examine commercial experience for cost data and operational and maintenance practices that could be profitable for the Air Force. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE