A study of lifetime optimization of transportation system

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Author(s)

  • Zhan-Li Sun
  • Min Xie
  • Kien Ming Ng
  • Mohamed Salahuddin Habibullah

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number6092506
Pages (from-to)1013-1019
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A:Systems and Humans
Volume42
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The operation process or environment usually has a significant influence on system lifetime. In this paper, a lifetime optimization approach based on linear programming (LP) is proposed to maximize the transportation system lifetime, in which a semi-Markov (SM) model is used to model the operation process. In the proposed method, we first formulate the optimization problem as an LP model that is used to find the optimal transient probability of each state. Then, an analytical method is performed to obtain the corresponding optimal sojourn-time distribution parameters of the SM process. Finally, the proposed approach is applied to a port oil transportation system to show that it can efficiently ensure that the transportation system has a long lifetime. © 2012 IEEE.

Research Area(s)

  • Analytical method (AM), linear programming (LP), reliability optimization, semi-Markov (SM) model (SMM), transportation system

Citation Format(s)

A study of lifetime optimization of transportation system. / Sun, Zhan-Li; Xie, Min; Ng, Kien Ming; Habibullah, Mohamed Salahuddin.

In: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A:Systems and Humans, Vol. 42, No. 4, 6092506, 07.2012, p. 1013-1019.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)22_Publication in policy or professional journal