Growth curve analysis applied to ammunition deterioration

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Ammunition deterioration during storage has considerable economic consequences. Thus, a reliable prediction model for the ammunition deterioration rate is necessary for long-term procurement and maintenance planning. The purpose of this paper is to formulate a prediction model for ammunition deterioration rates in terms of concurrent characteristics such as depot condition and vendor information using a random effects growth curve analysis. The resulting prediction model can be used to determine the appropriate time for reorder or renovation of ammunition before the quality reaches unacceptable levels. A two-stage analysis is used to estimate parameters involved in the prediction model. Necessary estimation methods are discussed and an example is given to illustrate the procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-80
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Quality Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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