Logo

Reliability and Availability Evaluation for a Multi-state System Subject to Minimal Repair

Muhammad, Masdi and Abd Majid, M Amin (2011) Reliability and Availability Evaluation for a Multi-state System Subject to Minimal Repair. [Citation Index Journal]

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

426Kb

Abstract

Effective maintenance management is essential to reduce the adverse effect of equipment failure to operation. This can be accomplished through accurately predicting the equipment failure such that appropriate actions can be planned and taken in order to minimize the impact of equipment failure to operation. This paper presents a development of model based on continuous time Markov process for a degraded multi-state system to evaluate the system performance. The system degradation was quantified by five distinct level of system’s production output ranging from perfect functioning state to complete failure with zero output. At any point in time, the system can experience Poisson failure from any state upon which minimal repair will be performed. This research explored a method of estimating of transition rates as well as definition of states for the Markov process by utilizing historical production data. The results indicate the applicability of Markov process in estimating the reliability and availability of multi-state systems.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:4985
Deposited By: AP Ir Dr Mohd Amin Abd Majid
Deposited On:23 Mar 2011 04:56
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:23

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...