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dc.contributor.advisorLangford, Gary O.
dc.contributor.authorRahming, Kiah Bernard
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:43:30Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:43:30Z
dc.date.issued2009-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4911
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) of an aircraft carrier is one of the most important milestones in a carrier's lifecycle. An RCOH supports the future modernization efforts that will sustain the carrier and extend its nuclear fuel lifetime an additional twenty-five years. To date only two Nimitz class carrier overhauls have been completed, with a third in progress. Although these RCOHs were viewed as overall successes, they were unsuccessful from a risk management perspective because ultimately resulted in consecutive delivery delay and increased cost. This research assessed three (3) possible risk mitigation strategies for achieving cost and time effectiveness of a Nimitz class nuclear powered aircraft carrier (CVN) in dry-dock during the execution phase of an RCOH. The strategies evaluated were (1) to maintain the current RCOH process, (2) reduce and defer non-nuclear maintenance coupled with schedule compression, and (3) increase the efficiency of power usage of carriers with the intent of eliminating the need for refuelings. The results of this research indicate that eliminating a carrier's RCOH increases its overall cost and time effectiveness. It also reveals that a 33-year carrier lifecycle, as opposed to a 50-year lifecycle, increases the ship's operational availability and modernization capability.en_US
dc.format.extentxx, 115 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshRisk managementen_US
dc.subject.lcshRisk assessmenten_US
dc.subject.lcshCost effectivenessen_US
dc.titleApplying risk management to reduce the time in lay-up while increasing the cost effectiveness of a Nimitz (CVN 68) class aircraft carrier in dry dock during the execution phase of a refueling and complex overhaulen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderShebalin, Paul V.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc319438154
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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