The Optimal Cost Model of Compound Maintenance for Multi-Component Systems
The maintenance tasks in present studies for the maintenance optimization of multi-component systems are mostly simplex, while the compound maintenance that integrates several kinds of maintenance types existing in practice are seldom studied. To optimize the compound maintenance intervals of multi-component systems, the group maintenance strategy was introduced in this paper, the maintenance cost structure and composition were analyzed from system point of view, and the mathematical models were established for expected maintenance cost per unit time. Finally, a numerical example was illustrated to prove the validity of the strategy and models above.
Zhenyu Du and Bin Liu
Y. S. Bai et al., "The Optimal Cost Model of Compound Maintenance for Multi-Component Systems", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 26-28, pp. 886-891, 2010