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Reliability modelling and maintenance policy optimization for a repairable parallel system

Ahmadi, Reza, Wu, Shaomin, Sobhani, Amirhossein (2022) Reliability modelling and maintenance policy optimization for a repairable parallel system. IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 71 (1). pp. 87-99. ISSN 0018-9529. (doi:10.1109/TR.2021.3068633) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:87630)

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This paper proposes an integrated approach for reliability modelling and maintenance scheduling of repairable parallel systems subject to hidden failures. The system consists of heterogeneous redundant subsystems whose failures are revealed only by inspections. Inspections at periodic times reveal the components state and repair actions are decided by the excursion of a basic state process describing the total number of failed components in each subsystem. Using the standard renewal arguments, the paper aims at minimizing the average cost rate by the joint determination of the optimal inspection interval, the partial repair threshold and the preventive replacement threshold. We illustrate the procedure for the case as the components' lifetimes conform to the Weibull distribution. Numerical examples are used to illustrate the proposed model and the response of the optimal solutions to the model's parameters.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/TR.2021.3068633
Uncontrolled keywords: Maintenance; Partial repair; Hidden failure; Heterogeneity population; Renewal-reward theorem.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Analytics, Operations and Systems
Depositing User: Shaomin Wu
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2021 20:45 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2022 08:49 UTC
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