Modelling and optimizing sequential imperfect preventive maintenance

  title={Modelling and optimizing sequential imperfect preventive maintenance},
  author={Mike C. Bartholomew-Biggs and Ming Jian Zuo and Xiaohu Li},
  journal={Rel. Eng. & Sys. Safety},
This paper deals with the problem of scheduling imperfect preventive maintenance (PM) of some equipment. It uses a model due to Kijima in which each application of PM reduces the equipment's e ective age (but without making it as good as new). The approach presented here involves minimizing a performance function which allows for the costs of minimal repair and eventual system replacement as well as for the costs of PM during the equipment's operating lifetime. The paper describes a numerical… CONTINUE READING
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