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dc.contributor.advisorBuss, Arnold H.
dc.contributor.authorSchoch, Eric J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:48:21Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:48:21Z
dc.date.issued2003-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/6274
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution in unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe F/A-18E/F is the latest multi-mission tactical aircraft to enter United States Naval Service. It generates power via two F414-GE-400 engines, each of which is composed of six modules. In addition to a new aircraft model and engines, a new concept, the I3 to D Repair Process, is being used for F414-GE-400 module and engine repair. In the I3 to D Repair Process, the intermediate level no longer repairs modules. Instead, the depot level performs all module repairs. This thesis develops and exercises a simulation of the I3 to D Repair Process for the F414-GE-400 by incorporating simulated F/A-18E/F flight schedules and engine failures to populate the repair cycle. The simulation provides operational availability (A0) and probability to spare the repair process given an infrastructure and sparing profile. Three previous years of module failures and depot repair times are used to calibrate the model. Simulation results for the baseline studied showed the distinct influence of certain input parameters. Aircraft service entry time had only a relative short-term effect on A0. Cannibalization of engines among F/A-18's improved A0. Scheduled maintenance dramatically impacted A0. Finally, of all the components of depot repair turn around time (RTAT), "In Work" and "Other" influenced A0 the most. The simulation was also used to examine the impact of varying build windows and depot RTAT. It allows easy changes of input parameters to be made so that a multitude of effects on A0 and probability to spare the repair process can readily be studied.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/asimulationofito109456274
dc.format.extentxx, 149 p. : ill. (some col.) ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshJet enginesen_US
dc.subject.lcshMaintenance and repairen_US
dc.subject.lcshOperational readiness (Military science)en_US
dc.titleA simulation of the I3 to D repair process and sparing of the F414-GE-400 jet aircraft engineen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.subject.authorF/A-18en_US
dc.subject.authorHorneten_US
dc.subject.authorF414-GE-400en_US
dc.subject.authorJet Aircraft Engineen_US
dc.subject.authorSimulationen_US
dc.subject.authorSimkiten_US
dc.subject.authorOperational Availabilityen_US
dc.subject.authorRepair Processen_US
dc.subject.authorI3 to Den_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, Supply Corps, United Statesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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