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A Joint Spare-Provisioning and Preventive Maintenance Strategy for Availability Maximization under Limited Resources

  • Claver Diallo
  • Daoud Aït-Kadi
  • Anis Chelbi

Abstract

This study considers a joint spare parts provisioning and preventive maintenance strategy model for the maximization of the stationary availability under resource constraints for a system subject to random failures. The investigated strategy is completely defined by the determination of the block replacement period T, the replenishment period R=kT k 1 2,..) and the maximal inventory level S. The optimal strategy, if it exists, maximizes the overall stationary availability of a series system made of n identical components, without exceeding the maintenance and inventory management budget. A mathematical model is developed based on the theory of renewals. A numerical algorithm is proposed to seek the optimal strategy.

Keywords

Preventive Maintenance Maintenance Action Spare Part Joint Optimization Safety Stock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claver Diallo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Daoud Aït-Kadi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anis Chelbi
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentLaval UniversityQuébecCanada
  2. 2.Network Organization Technology Research Center (CENTOR)QuébecCanada
  3. 3.Centre de Recherche en Productique (CEREP)ESSTTTunisTunisia

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