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Preventive Maintenance for Systems with Repairable Minor Failures

Finkelstein, M, Shafiee, M (2017) Preventive Maintenance for Systems with Repairable Minor Failures. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability, 231 (2). pp. 101-108. ISSN 1748-006X. E-ISSN 1748-0078. (doi:10.1177/1748006X16686898) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Reliability modeling of repairable systems deals mostly with two types of repair. Perfect repair brings a system to “as good as new” state. Minimal repair, on the contrary, returns a system to the state immediately prior to failure. In this article, we consider perfect and imperfect preventive maintenance actions for a system subjected to minor and major failures. Minor failures are minimally repaired, whereas a major failure terminates the operational function of the system and can be considered as an end-of-life event. The preventive maintenance strategies that we propose and analyze increase mission success probability and extend the expected lifetime of the system. The modeling is illustrated with numerical examples.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1748006X16686898
Uncontrolled keywords: Preventive maintenance; Perfect repair; Minimal repair; Imperfect maintenance; Non-Homogeneous Poisson Process (NHPP)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Mahmoud Shafiee
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2020 10:27 UTC
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 17:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/79771 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Shafiee, M: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6122-5719
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