Some of the initial tasks performed on the Development of a Maritime Administration Maintenance and Reliability Program (MA-3402) are discussed. The major initial tasks included work on: 1) examination of maintenance and reliability data sources and collection of data samples; 2) collection and development of mathematical models for data analysis for modeling shipboard activities; 3) collection and development of sets of classification schemes for use in the program; 4) preliminary organization and analysis of certain classes of maintenance, repair, reliability, and cost data; and 5) initiation of supporting studies dealing with ships systems and operations, and related maintenance and reliability data systems. It is concluded that mathematical models can be developed to treat theoretically the various aspects of shipboard maintenance and reliability. The apparent quality of existing data is seen as possibly precluding accurate resolution of certain design and policy questions, but it will be used for the greatest extent possible. The impact on ship operators of long-term data collection requirements is assessed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number D-8-MAR.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated

    1532 Third Street
    Santa Monica, CA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1963-12-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 123 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3402
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM