Volume 2 discusses data collection and analysis, including the results of one program using U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Cadets as observers and another using Chief Engineers. Mathematical modelling approaches are also described, including total cost models, maintenance and inspection policy models, maintainability and reliability design models, and ship availability models. A vast amount of data was accumulated during the course of the program which could not be included due to space limitations. Much of the data was so incomplete that its inclusion even in summary form was not warranted. However, given acquisition of further data as recommended in this report, the value of the data bank so far accumulated should increase substantially. In general, the need for and feasibility of an on-going Merchant Ship Maintenance and Reliability Program have been further reinforced by the results to date. A workable approach (given reasonable shipping-line cooperation) has been identified; a number of its elements have been tested; and a basis for its implementation has been created.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated

    Western Division, 115 South Oak
    Inglewood, CA  United States  90301
  • Authors:
    • Hanifan, D T
    • Westland, R A
    • Sklar, L B
  • Publication Date: 1965-11-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 222 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3402
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1973 12:00AM