Optimal burn-in and preventive maintenance warranty strategies with time-dependent maintenance costs
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

This article considers the determination of the optimal burn-in time, the degree of preventive maintenance, and the preventive maintenance interval (or, equivalently, the number of preventive maintenance actions) for warranted products with time-dependent maintenance costs. The expected cost function is derived by adopting an appropriate age-reduction model and the determination of the optimal joint solution is discussed. Finally, the impact of providing a burn-in/preventive maintenance program is evaluated through numerical examples.

decision

policies

Age-reduction model

systems

life

burn-in

periodic replacement

reliability

model

preventive maintenance

virtual

products

time-dependent maintenance cost

minimal repair

servicing strategy

Författare

Mahmood Shafiee

Göteborgs universitet

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper, Matematik

M. Finkelstein

University of the Free State

Max-Plack-Institut fur demografische Forschung

M. J. Zuo

University of Alberta

IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)

0740-817X (ISSN)

Vol. 45 1024-1033

Ämneskategorier

Annan maskinteknik

DOI

10.1080/0740817x.2013.768784