Failure analysis of engineering systems with preventive maintenance and failure interactions

Sun, Yong, Ma, Lin, & Mathew, Joseph (2009) Failure analysis of engineering systems with preventive maintenance and failure interactions. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 57(2), pp. 539-549.

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Optimal operation and maintenance of engineering systems heavily rely on the accurate prediction of their failures. Most engineering systems, especially mechanical systems, are susceptible to failure interactions. These failure interactions can be estimated for repairable engineering systems when determining optimal maintenance strategies for these systems. An extended Split System Approach is developed in this paper. The technique is based on the Split System Approach and a model for interactive failures. The approach was applied to simulated data. The results indicate that failure interactions will increase the hazard of newly repaired components. The intervals of preventive maintenance actions of a system with failure interactions, will become shorter compared with scenarios where failure interactions do not exist.

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ID Code: 31278
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional URLs:
DOI: 10.1016/j.cie.2008.08.007
ISSN: 0360-8352
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING (091500)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > CRC Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM)
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Elsevier
Deposited On: 11 Mar 2010 23:17
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:57

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