Maintenance Modeling for a System Equipped on Ship

Tomohiro KITAGAWA  Tetsushi YUGE  Shigeru YANAGI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E100-A   No.2   pp.629-638
Publication Date: 2017/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Reliability, Maintainability and Safety Analysis
Keyword: 
maintenance policy,  minimal repair,  cost rate,  random working time,  random replacement,  

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Summary: 
The maintenance of a system on a ship has limitations when the ship is engaged in a voyage because of limited maintenance resources. When a system fails, it is either repaired instantly on ship with probability p or remains unrepaired during the voyage with probability 1-p owing to the lack of maintenance resources. In the latter case, the system is repaired after the voyage. We propose two management policies for the overhaul interval of an IFR system: one manages the overhaul interval by number of voyages and the other manages it by the total voyage time. Our goal is to determine the optimal policy that ensures the required availability of the system and minimizes the expected cost rate.