بهینه سازی تعمیر و نگهداری پیشگیرانه برای اجزای مکانیکی با استفاده از الگوریتم های ژنتیکی
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|22207||2001||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Volume 74, Issue 1, October 2001, Pages 89–97
This paper presents periodic preventive maintenance (PM) of a system with deteriorated components. Two activities, simple preventive maintenance and preventive replacement, are simultaneously considered to arrange the PM schedule of a system. A simple PM is to recover the degraded component to some level of the original condition according to an improvement factor which is determined by a quantitative assessment process. A preventive replacement is to restore the aged component by a new one. The degraded behavior of components is modeled by a dynamic reliability equation, and the effect of PM activities to reliability and failure rate of components is formulated based on age reduction model. While scheduling the PM policy, the PM components within a system are first identified. The maintenance cost and the extended life of the system under any activities-combination, which represents what kind of activities taken for these chosen components, are analyzed for evaluating the unit-cost life of the system. The optimal activities-combination at each PM stage is decided by using genetic algorithm in maximizing the system unit-cost life. Repeatedly, the PM scheduling is progressed to the next stage until the system's unit-cost life is less than its discarded life. Appropriately a mechatronic system is used as an example to demonstrate the proposed algorithm.
Reliability is an index representing the system performance. For a system, the reliability usually degrades depending on the increase of system service time. To maintain the expected performance of a system, taking proper maintenance during its life cycle is necessary. According to the time of maintenance-executed, maintenance is usually classified into two major categories, corrective maintenance (CM) and preventive maintenance (PM). The former corresponds to the actions that occur after the system breaks down. The latter corresponds to the actions that come about when the system is operating. The advantage of PM is that the system can always be kept in an available condition when needed and the serious loss incurred by the unpredicted fails can be avoided. According to the definition reported by Lie and Chun , CM activities are categorized into minimal repair (1C) and corrective replacement (2C). 1C-maintenance makes no change in system time and restores the system reliability to it when it had failed. 2C-maintenance renews the system time to zero and the reliability curve is that of a new system. PM activities are also grouped into simple preventive maintenance (1P) and preventive replacement (2P). 1P-maintenance changes the system reliability to some newer time. 2P-maintenance likes corrective replacement that restores the reliability curve to new one, but only occurs in the system state. Fig. 1shows the reliability behavior of a system on various maintenance types. This classification in maintenance was already quoted and a branching algorithm with effective dominance rules was also developed by Jayaband and Chaudhuri  to determine the number of maintenance interventions before each replacement. However, the PM policy of a system owning many components have not yet discussed. Thus, this paper simultaneously considers the activities of 1P and 2P for some important components enclosed in a system to arrange the PM schedule. Moreover, genetic algorithms (GAs) is used as a tool for deciding what kind of activities to be performed on every PM stage.In past, many PM policies concentrated on the problem of 2P. For instance, Aven and Dekker  presented a general framework including various age and block replacement models for the optimization of replacement times. Zheng  proposed an opportunity-triggered replacement model to allow joint replacements for multiple-unit systems. Legat et al.  determined the optimal interval for preventive maintenance/replacement using either an age-based or diagnostic-based renewal strategy. Wang et al.  proposed a method of preventive replacement scheduling for the key components of a mechanical system by pursuing the system profit maximum. Vaurio  investigated the time-dependent unavailability of periodically tested aging components under different testing and repair policies, and then decided the time intervals in periodic testing and scheduled maintenance. Procaccia  combined expert judgments with available operating feedback (Bayesian approach) and took into account the combination of failure risk and economic consequence (statistical decision theory) to achieve a true optimization of maintenance policy choices. In these papers, most of them always endeavored to the development of mathematical models in achieving the optimal maintenance policy under some specific supporting, such as uniform maintenance activity and cost, etc. They always assumed that the system after each PM intervention is restored as new. However, this assumption does not hold true in most situations as the state of the system after PM is somewhere between as good as new and as bad as old. Customarily, PM which does not return the system to its original condition just like 1P is known as an imperfect repair. Considering the imperfect repair, the maintained system usually was treated as though it is being renewed partly. Concerning the prior published work, ,  and  below cover different approaches proposed to model imperfect maintenance based on an improvement factor (named factor ‘m’ here). Typically, Wang  explored the optimal maintenance-level of system for planning the repair policy of a mechanical system. To quantify the effect of surveillance and maintenance to component-reliability, some age-dependent models to determine risks and associated economic costs were reported by Martorell et al. , which explicitly consider how activities affect the component age as a function of the maintenance effectiveness. Further, Martorell et al.  presented two general models named PAR (Proportional Age Reduction) and PAS (Proportional Age Setback), the former being similar to the one proposed by the authors in this paper (see Eq. (5)). It is worthy to demonstrate (or provide appropriate reference to previous work) that the mechanical equipment fits the PAR model proposed here better than others, as for example the PAS model. For convenience in maintenance a system is usually decomposed into many individual components or/and units. However, the maintenance-activities for these components at each PM stage may be different due to the degraded difference and the cost or risk considerations. Considering the effects of system cost and life, the arrangement of PM activity becomes an optimization problem in deciding what is the optimal activities-combination for the maintained components. Although the optimization problem can be resolved by completely enumerating the possible answers to the search space, it is exhaust in time and is inefficient for a large space. In the last years, an increasing number of GAs was used to treat the optimization problems in system reliability  and  and in maintenance strategy  and . Aiming to a complex system, the component's maintenance period and process can usually be solved quickly by GAs  and . The tendency reveals that GAs is an efficient tool to rapidly obtain the optimal solution of PM policy. Thus, GAs is used as a tool here to find out the optimal activities-combination for the maintained components. In this paper, two kind of PM activities, 1P and 2P, are concurrently taken into account at every PM stage for a mechanical system. The degraded behavior of the maintained components is modeled by a dynamic reliability equation and the improved levels of 1P to these components are evaluated by a quantitative assessment procedure. No sooner than the PM components established, the extended life and the maintenance cost of the system in any activities-combination are investigated to calculate the unit-cost life of system. Ideally, the optimal activities-combination which maximizes system unit-cost life at each PM stage is decided by using GAs. Continually, the PM scheduling is terminated until the unit-cost life with maintenance is less than its discarded life.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
This paper incorporates genetic algorithms in planning periodical PM policy for a system based on maximizing unit-cost life of system. Two types of activity, simple preventive maintenance (1P) and preventive replacement (2P) are concurrently considered on every maintenance stage. The age reduction model is used to describe the effects of maintenance to reliability and to failure rate in cooperation with improvement factors assessment. After the PM components are decided, the extended life and the maintenance cost for any activities-combination of the PM components are evaluated to calculate the unit-cost life of system. The optimal activities-combination standing for what action taken for the PM components on each stage is determined by using genetic algorithms by pursuing system unit-cost life maximization. Several remarks are summarized as follows: 1. The PM scheduling concurrently considered the activities of 1P and 2P and the effects of these activities to the system were reasonably modeled by quantitative assessment process so as to it is well suitable for a real system. 2. The complex numerical calculation in PM scheduling is achieved by dynamic reliability equation in cooperation with genetic algorithms. The excellent result is that the calculation time can be obviously decreased, especially, for a large system. 3. The PM activities chosen on each stage are highly correlative with the improvement factor of components. The higher the improvement factor of a component, more is the opportunity it takes 1P before 2P is implemented.