Agent-Based Integrated and Collaborative Engineering Asset Management
Engineering assets are fundamentally important to enterprises. Thus, making the best use of engineering assets attracts equipment and system engineers’ attention. The state-of-the-art researches contribute to asset condition monitoring, asset symptom diagnosis, asset health prognosis, and the integration of above knowledge. However, they still lack the combination with enterprise resources to determine the best maintenance/renewal time for the optimization of total enterprise benefits. Consequently, this paper proposes the integrated architectural framework, activity and process models of a multi-agent system called agent-based integrated engineering asset management (AIEAM) based on agent techniques to build collaborative environment for asset manager, diagnosis expert, prognosis expert and enterprise resource manager. An engineering asset management case (for repair and maintenance of automatic parking tower) applying the proposed architecture and models is depicted in the paper.
Sheng-Jye Hwang and Sen-Yung Lee
D. W. Hsiao et al., "Agent-Based Integrated and Collaborative Engineering Asset Management", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 594, pp. 481-493, 2008