Analysis of the Ordnance Offload/Onload Costs of Pacific Fleet Large Deck Amphibious Assault Ships (LHA and LHD) Homeported in San Diego.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis uses total cost and external safety considerations to determine the most cost effective and safest method of embarkingdebarking ordnance to support the Pacific Fleet. The study relies on historical data and spreadsheet-based Monte Carlo simulations to estimate operation times. Simulation is required because few operations have been conducted so historical data is limited. The add-in package, Crystal Ball, applies stochastic simulations to decision making analysis. The actual costs of anchorage and vertical replenishment vertrep operations are compared, using triangular and uniform distribution models. This thesis provides a more accurate cost analysis for comparing onloadoffload vertrep and anchorage operations. The funding from this comparison determined that vertreps provide the largest benefit to the fleet in terms of cost, training, and flexibility.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Marine Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies