Optimal system design considering warranty, periodic preventive maintenance, and minimal repair

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)869-874
Journal / PublicationJournal of the Operational Research Society
Volume51
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000

Abstract

This paper presents a cost minimization model for an optimal design of a mixed series-parallel system with deteriorating components. The model incorporates warranty, periodic preventive maintenance, and minimal repair in the design of system configuration. Imperfect repair is adopted to model the effect of preventive maintenance. Both free and pro-rata warranty policies are considered. A numerical example is given to demonstrate the application of this model.