Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1983 12:00 AM

Description

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.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

2A

Chapter

Section 2: Reliability

Pages

37-51

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-3706-5_3

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Probabilistic Consequences of Imperfect NDE

La Jolla, CA

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.