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Optimum Maintenance Policy for an Equipment Subject to Deterioration and Random Failure

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2 Author(s)
Alam, M. ; School of Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. ; Sarma, V.V.S.

Optimal maintenance policies for a machine with degradation in performance with age and subject to failure are considered. The optimal policies are shown to be generally of a bang-coast nature, except in the case where the probability of machine failure is a function of maintenance. It is also shown, in the case where machine failure is not taken into account, that a high depreciation rate tends to reverse this policy to coast-bang. The results obtained here extend and unify the recent results for this problem.

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:SMC-4 ,  Issue: 2 )

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March 1974

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