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Reliability - Based Design Incorporating Several Maintenance Policies
Eksploatacja i Niezawodnosc
  • Zhonglai Wang
  • Hong-Zhong Huang
  • Xiaoping Du, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Alternative Title
Projektowanie niezawodnościowe z wykorzystaniem kilku strategii utrzymania
Traditional reliability-based design optimization (RBDO) minimizes a cost-type objective function subject to reliability constraints. The reliability constraints are based on physical models, such as finite element simulation, which are used to specify the state of a component or a system. Hence the reliability is the so-called physical reliability. The reliability constraints are usually static without accounting for product lifecycle issues. In this work, several reliability-based design optimization models incorporating several maintenance policies are proposed. The product lifecycle cost is minimized while the constraints of product lifecycle reliability or availability are satisfied. The First Order Reliability Method (FORM) is employed to calculate the time dependent reliability. An engineering example is used to illustrate the proposed models.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Article - Journal
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© 2009 Polish Maintenance Society (Warsaw), All rights reserved.
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Zhonglai Wang, Hong-Zhong Huang and Xiaoping Du. "Reliability - Based Design Incorporating Several Maintenance Policies" Eksploatacja i Niezawodnosc (2009)
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