Dynamic maintenance policy for systems with repairable components subject to mutually dependent competing failure processes

Nooshin Yousefi, David W. Coit, Xiaoyan Zhu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

In this paper, a repairable multi-component system is studied where all the components can be repaired individually within the system. The whole system is inspected at inspection intervals and the failed components are detected and replaced with a new one, while the other components continue functioning. Replacing components individually within the system makes their initial age to be different at each inspection time. Different initial age of all the components have effect on the system reliability and probability of failure and consequently the optimal inspection time, which is for the whole system not individual components. A dynamic maintenance policy is proposed to find the next inspection time based on the initial age of all the components. Two competing failure processes of degradation and a shock process are considered for each component. In our paper, there is a mutual dependency between the degradation process and shock process. Each incoming shock adds additional abrupt damages on the cumulative degradation path of all the components, and the shock arrival process is affected by the system degradation process. A realistic numerical example is presented to illustrate the proposed reliability and maintenance model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number106398
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Volume143
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

Keywords

  • Gamma process
  • Individually repairable component
  • Inspection interval
  • Multi-component system
  • Mutually dependent competing failure process

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Dynamic maintenance policy for systems with repairable components subject to mutually dependent competing failure processes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this