A cost effectiveness analysis of using alternate materials for non-skid in shipboard applications
Boenisch, Kurt P.
Cervantes, Hector A.
Clark, Andrew J.
Espe, Jesse G.
Lohrke, Erik B.
MetadataShow full item record
This MBA project investigated and evaluated the cost effectiveness of using alternative materials in shipboard construction, specifically in the area of non-skid application on surface ships. This project identified the costs and benefits of different alternatives to the currently used non-skid and identified whether these alternatives would be feasible for use onboard Navy ships. The analysis indicates that the Thermion alternative shows the potential for the most significant cost savings across the Surface Fleet, while the Liquidmetal alternative also shows potential for savings compared to the current status quo. It is recommended that both the Thermion and Liquidmetal alternatives be prototyped on Navy warships to better define their costs and benefits and evaluate their suitability for use.
MBA Professional ReportApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Hobbs, Harold Thomas (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1975-06);The costs and benefits of the Military Survivors Benefit Plan (SBP) were studied. The present value of the expected lifetime costs and benefits were estimated for the SBP for various initial base amounts, rates of inflation, ...
Hicks, Bryce; House, Jason; Styer, Varsha (Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School, 2018-06);This research used uniforms of the United States Navy and Marine Corps to explain the costs and benefits of the services consolidating uniforms and wearing a single functional uniform. This study examined the history of ...
Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate SchoolCenter for Homeland Defense and Security, 2009-01);January 2009. In this issue of Homeland Security Affairs we offer one essay that outlines some of the important homeland security issues of 2008 and a set of essays that describes a potentially significant change in the ...