Advertisement

Maintenance Scheduling of Educational Transport Buses: A Case Study

  • Ajinkya GaikwadEmail author
  • Balasaheb Gandhare
Conference paper

Abstract

Scheduling maintenance activities play an important role in the bus transportation system. Nowadays there is the use of the bus for transportation purpose has increased in the decade. In this paper, a case of Sinhgad Institute, Korti campus which is having more than 2000 student uses bus facilities, for coming from nearby 250 villages, 8 Talukas. There are about 32 buses used for transportation. It is one of the important facility provided by the institute. The reliability, availability, and maintainability(RAM) of buses is important for costumers satisfaction & healthy education. It can be achieved by better scheduling of maintenance of buses. It is challenging to schedule the preventive maintenance of 32 buses because of the time limit, labor cost, and management policies. In this paper, for scheduling of buses five types of inspections considered, and constraints as follows, three bays, time to failure (TTF), Time to repair (TTR) and time slot of maintenance. Maintenance data available from past 2–3 years has been considered & TTF and TTR calculated by using the statistical tool. In literature LPP, LIP and branch and bounds methods have been considered for solving more complex problems, but for this problem, Gantt chart is appropriate for scheduling the maintenance of buses. Here 25 buses were scheduled average 6 buses per day for 4 h for 1 week (5 days). This method produces the very close optimal solution for maximum utilization of maintenance facilities.

Keywords

Maintenance Scheduling Educational transport buses TTF TTR 

References

  1. 1.
    Chen T, Li J, Jin P, Cai G (2013) Reusable rocket engine preventive maintenance scheduling using a genetic algorithm. Reliab Eng Syst Saf 114:52–60CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Dao CD, Zuo MJ, Pandey M (2014) Selective maintenance for multi-state series-parallel systems under economic dependence. Reliab Eng Syst Saf 121:240–249CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Fitouhi MC, Nourelfath M (2014) Integrating noncyclical preventive maintenance scheduling and production planning for multi-state systems. Reliab Eng Syst Saf 121:175–186CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Garg A, Deshmukh SG (2006) Maintenance management: literature review and directions. J Qual Maint Eng 12(3):205–238CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Haghani A, Shafahi Y (2002) Bus maintenance systems and maintenance scheduling: model formulations and solutions. Transp Res A Policy Pract 36(5):453–482CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Sriram C, Haghani A (2003) An optimization model for aircraft maintenance scheduling and re-assignment. Transp Res A Policy Pract 37(1):29–48CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Ibarra-Rojas OJ, Giesen R, Rios-Solis YA (2014) An integrated approach for timetabling and vehicle scheduling problems to analyze the trade-off between the level of service and operating costs of transit networks. Transp Res B Methodol 70:35–46CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Allaoui H, Lamouri S, Artiba A, Aghezzaf E (2008) Simultaneously scheduling n jobs and the preventive maintenance on the two-machine flow shop to minimize the makespan. Int J Prod Econ 112(1):161–167CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Bladikas AK, Papadimitriou C (1986) Analysis of bus transit’s maintenance efficiency using section 15 data. Transportation Research Record, 1066Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Purdy JE, Wiegmann JD (1987) Vehicle maintenance: cost relationship and estimating methodology (No. 1140)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Cassady CR, Pohl EA, Paul Murdock W (2001) Selective maintenance modeling for industrial systems. J Qual Maint Eng 7(2):104–117CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Pratelli A, Schoen F (2001) A mathematical programming model for the bus deviation route problem. J Oper Res Soc 52(5):494–502CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SKN Sinhgad College of EngineeringSolapurIndia

Personalised recommendations