A Modular Approach to Endurance Loading of Subsistence Stores in Naval Vessels.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Subsistence load planning guidance currently used by U.S. Navy vessels is described and criticized. A modular subsistence load plan is presented. The modular load is designed to provide maximum subsistence endurance while requiring only a minimum of expertise in load planning. It is designed for use in an emergency when time is a critical factor. The advantages of using a modular load plan in an emergency are depicted using either a set of preplanned load tables or a load building program designed for a programmable calculator. The modular endurance load is evaluated against a normal operating load in a cost benefit analysis. The modular load is found to be superior, allowing greater endurance to be loaded in limited storage space and reducing the time and frequency of substance resupply operations. Because of the reduced number of food items in the modular load and the potential for adverse impact on crew morale, the modular load plan is recommended for emergency use only. Author
- Marine Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies