Probabilistic Consequences of Imperfect NDE

  • C. G. AnnisJr.
  • M. C. VanWanderham
  • J. A. HarrisJr.
  • T. WatkinsJr.
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Abstract

This paper presents results of Monte Carlo simulation of the Retirement-for-Cause (RFC) engine maintenance system as developed by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft and the U. S. Air Force. The Retirement-for-Cause concept is addressed, conventional Monte Carlo modeling techniques are explained, and an alternative approach developed at Pratt and Whitney is presented. Next, a simplified non-ideal Non-Destructive-Evaluation (NDE) model with fixed probabilities of Type I and Type II errors is described and simulation results obtained using this model are presented and discussed. An appendix presents a survey of various methods used to model NDE.

Keywords

Fatigue Steam Beach Expense 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. G. AnnisJr.
    • 1
  • M. C. VanWanderham
    • 1
  • J. A. HarrisJr.
    • 1
  • T. WatkinsJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.United Technologies Pratt and Whitney Aircraft GroupWest Palm BeachUSA

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