On the interaction between maintenance, spare part inventories and repair capacity for a k-out-of-N-system with wear-out

Karin S. de Smidt-Destombes, Matthijs C. van der Heijden, Aart van Harten

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Abstract

In this paper we consider a k-out-of-N system with identical, repairable components under a condition-based maintenance policy. Maintenance consists of replacing all failed and/or aged components. Next, the replaced components have to be repaired. The system availability can be controlled by the maintenance policy, the spare part inventory level, the repair capacity and repair job priority setting. We present two approximate methods to analyse the relation between these control variables and the system availability. Comparison with simulation results shows that we can generate accurate approximations using one of these models, depending on the system size.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)182-200
Number of pages19
JournalEuropean journal of operational research
Volume174
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Maintenance
  • Ageing
  • IR-78462
  • k-Out-of-N systems
  • Priority setting
  • Spare parts
  • Repair capacity
  • METIS-257871

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On the interaction between maintenance, spare part inventories and repair capacity for a k-out-of-N-system with wear-out. / de Smidt-Destombes, Karin S.; van der Heijden, Matthijs C.; van Harten, Aart.

In: European journal of operational research, Vol. 174, No. 1, 2006, p. 182-200.

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