• Sylwia Werbińska-WojciechowskaEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)


Chapter includes an introduction to the maintenance theory. The main definitions connected with the analysed research area are presented and discussed. Later, the author discusses the main maintenance problems being investigated in the recent literature. She focuses on the three main research categories: maintenance theories, mathematical models and management models. A broader view of mathematical modelling is provided. In this area the factors that influence the process of optimal maintenance policy selection are presented. Moreover, the classification of known maintenance strategies is presented and briefly analysed. The main classification criterion is connected with a failure occurrence in a technical system. Following this, Corrective Maintenance, Time-Based Maintenance, Preparedness Maintenance, Condition-Based Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, and Reliability Centred Maintenance are overviewed. At the end, the aim of this book and its scope is also presented.


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