تجزیه و تحلیل حساسیت از مشکلات تعمیر دستگاه در سیستم های تولید با وقفه خدمات
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|25982||2008||19 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Applied Mathematical Modelling, Volume 32, Issue 10, October 2008, Pages 2087–2105
This paper models a manufacturing system consisting of M operating machines and S spare machines under the supervision of a group of technicians in a repair facility. Machines fail according to a Poisson process, and the repair (service) process of a failed machine may require more than one phase. In each phase, service times are assumed to be exponentially distributed but may be interrupted when the repair facility encounters unpredictable breakdowns. Two models of manufacturing systems are considered. In the first model, technicians repair failed machines at different rates in each phase. In the second model, a two-phase service system with differing numbers of technicians is considered. Profit functions are developed for both models and optimized by a suitable allocation of the number of machines, spares, and technicians in the system. Finally, a sensitivity analysis (see Cao [X.R. Cao, Realization Probabilities: The Dynamics of Queuing Systems, Springer-Verlag: London, 1994; X.R. Cao, The relations among potentials, perturbation analysis, and Markov decision processes, Discrete Event Dynam. Syst.: Theory Applicat. 8 (1998) 71–87]) is performed to provide an approach that quantifies the impact of changes in the parameters on the profit models.
This paper analyzes a manufacturing system with M operating machines and S spare machines producing a single type of product. All machines have the same production rate when operational. Machine breakdowns occur randomly, and there is a group of technicians who services failed machines. As is usually the case, the service process may require a sequence of various repair phases, such as detection of failure factors, minimal repair, and complete repair (see ). In addition, the service time for a failed machine may be subject to interruptions for example, breakdowns of the repair facility or absence of technicians. Queuing models are effective methods for performance analysis of manufacturing systems (see , ,  and ). Sztrik and Bunday  made use of the M/M/1 queuing model to deal with machine repair problems for a system with M machines and a single technician in which the operating times and the service times were assumed to be exponentially distributed. The model was applied to solve a textile winding problem. Desruelle and Steudel  applied the queueing network model to study a machine interference problem in a single-technician manufacturing workcell environment. Recently, Jain et al.  used the M/M/1 queueing system to examine the reliability characteristics of a machine repair model with M operating machines and S warm spares, where the failed machines may renege when the technician is busy. Jain et al.  employed the M/M/2 system to study a bi-level switch-over policy of the machine repair model with spares, where two technicians perform a setup before providing services and take vacations when no failed machines are queued for services. In machine repair models, existing research mostly focuses on service in a single stage encompassing the phases mentioned above. Each service process requires a sequence of constant repair phases, as assumed in Wang , Wang and Kuo , Ching , and others. Wang , Wang and Kuo  studied the M/Ek/1 model in which Erlangian service times are assumed for k stages (phases) of service. This system was applied to model an unloader system in which trains bring coal from various mines. Ching  studied Wang’s model with different service rates for each phase depending on the number of technicians (see also Buzacott and Shanthikumar ). In this paper we consider a more general situation: instead of continuous service we consider possible interruptions of service. Moreover, the service process is generalized to allow for different sequences of service phases each time a machine fails. A detailed description of the manufacturing systems with the two kinds of repair processes considered is given as follows: 1.1. Assumptions of Model 1 (k-phase machine repair model) 1. Each of the operating machines fails independently of the state of the others with failure rate λ. When a machine fails, it is immediately replaced by a spare if one is available. We also assume that spares fail independently of the state of all others with the failure rate θ (0 ⩽ θ ⩽ λ) and that when a spare moves into an operating state, its failure characteristics become those of an operating machine. 2. When an operating machine or a spare fails, it is immediately queued for service by a group of R technicians in a repair facility, that is, failed machines are repaired in order of their breakdowns. Due to failure factors, the service process of a failed machine may need more than one phase. In each phase, the service time is exponentially distributed with a phase-specific rate. At any time, there is at most one failed machine in the service process. Let us assume μη is the service rate for the ηth phase, where η = 1, 2, …, k. All phases of service are mutually independent. 3. A failed machine first enters phase 1 of the service before progressing to phase 2 with probability δ or completes service with probability 1 − δ. If the failed machine enters phase 2 of the service, it either progresses to phase 3 with probability δ or completes service with probability 1 − δ. The repair process continues in this manner for at most k phases. If the failed machine enters phase k of the service, it must complete the service; this case is referred to as complete repair (overhauls). 4. Due to environmental or human factors, any service phase may be interrupted following a Poisson process with rate α. The recovery times of service interruptions follow an exponential distribution with mean 1/β, and the service resumes as soon as the interruption ends.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
This paper has developed analytical results for the k-phase machine repair model and the two-phase tandem machine repair model. The problems were formulated under the realistic assumptions that failed machines may need different sequences of the service phases and that the service may be interrupted. Existing mathematical methods accompanying any mathematical software to solve simultaneous linear equations are very efficient and accurate. Although the steady-state probability distributions are easily obtained through the well-known QR factorial method used in mathematical software, it is also efficient and easy to implement for engineers. The steady-state probabilities of both models are equivalent to the solutions of the corresponding linear system of equations and are easily solved with a PC computer. We have developed profit models, considering a maintenance crew of size R. For the two models, the joint optimum values of M, S, and R were found by maximizing the expected profit function per unit time. We also presented numerical illustrations and performed a sensitivity analysis of the profit models for specific values of the system parameters λ, α, β, and δ. Our numerical investigations indicate that (i) the effects of λ on the expected profit are more significant than those of other parameters, and (ii) δ has a greater influence on the expected profit than β. It should to be noted for Model 1 that when k is large, δ is an important factor affecting the expected profit. These results could be useful to system designers and managers. For example, in a flexible manufacturing system, our approach can provide guidance in the assignment of operators to each phase of service in order to optimize throughput or average profit. Moreover, our model can be easily adopted to cases in which machines enter service phases with different probabilities.