Study of reliability, maintainability, and availability : a case study of a shuttle tanker propulsion system

Baliwangi, Lahar (1999) Study of reliability, maintainability, and availability : a case study of a shuttle tanker propulsion system. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

One aspect in ship propulsion system development is reliability and maintainability analysis. It is concerned with the level of confidence one has in the reliable operation of the plant. Reliability analysis deals with the configuration of the system, testing of components, extending component lifetime and component maintenance. -- This research models a ship propulsion system's reliability and maintainability in order to predict and to optimize the effectiveness of the ship propulsion system. A propulsion system of a shuttle tanker, M/T Mattea, is used as a model. The analysis is presented in the form of statistical simulations that are used for determining the reliability level and for measuring the maintainability and availability. The reason a simulation is used rather than a mathematical model is that the latter is too complex to use. The objectives of this research is to review the process of evaluating a shuttle tanker propulsion system's reliability, maintainability, availability, and to investigate the computerised simulation statistical approach to help manage the information that is required in making intelligent maintenance and repair decisions.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1010
Item ID: 1010
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 101-105.
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 1999
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Ship propulsion--Computer simulation; Ship propulsion--Management

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