We analyze a system of N components with dependent failure times. The goal is to obtain the optimal block replacement interval (different for each component) over a finite horizon that minimizes the expected total maintenance cost. In addition, we allow each preventive maintenance action to change the future joint failure time distribution. We illustrate our methodology with an example from South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company.
Volume Subject Area:Plant Operations, Maintenance and Life Cycle
Topics:Maintenance, Uncertainty, Failure
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