8th Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, 6-8 September 2000
This paper describes the development of parametric models for estimating operational reliability and maintainability characteristics for reusable launch vehicle concepts, based on vehicle size and technology support level. A reliability and maintainability analysis tool (RMAT) and response surface methods are utilized to build parametric approximation models for rapidly estimating operational reliability and maintainability characteristics such as mission completion reliability. These models that approximate RMAT, can then be utilized for fast analysis of operational requirements, for lifecycle cost estimating and for multidisciplinary design optimization.
Original Publication Citation
Unal, R., Morris, W. D., White, N. H., Lepsch, R. A., & Brown, R. W. (2000). Approximation model building for reliability & maintainability characteristics of reusable launch vehicles. 8th Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, 6-8 September 2000, Long Beach, California. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2000-4712
Unal, Resit; Morris, W. Douglas; White, Nancy H.; Lepsch, Roger A.; and Brown, Richard W., "Approximation Model Building for Reliability & Maintainability Characteristics of Reusable Launch Vehicles" (2000). Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Faculty Publications. 101.