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Dynamic Repositioning of Condition-Based and Opportunistic Maintenance Resources

Maillart, Lisa (2020) Dynamic Repositioning of Condition-Based and Opportunistic Maintenance Resources. In: Pitt Momentum Fund 2020, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Unpublished)

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The physical condition of many assets degrades stochastically over time leading to increased expenditures or, in the absence of properly timed interventions, failures. Recent advances in sensor technology have increased the use of condition monitoring and condition-based maintenance (CBM) strategies, which prescribe interventions (e.g., inspection, repair, replacement) dynamically as a function of observed asset health parameters (e.g., vibration, sound, heat). In many CBM applications, the assets being maintained are geographically dispersed and the maintenance resources travel to, from and in between the assets’ locations. These applications yield complex decision spaces with inherent tradeoffs between the timing of maintenance interventions and the positioning/routing of the maintenance resources. We propose a stochastic dynamic programming approach to generate and analyze CBM policies performed by one or more mobile maintenance resources on a set of geographically distributed assets. Our research objective is to dynamically determine the optimal positioning of the maintenance resource(s) and the optimal timing of the interventions that they perform. These decisions are made as a function of the conditions of the assets and the current location of the resource(s) to minimize total expected costs, e.g., downtime, travel, and maintenance expenses. Our analysis will be both analytical and numerical in nature; involve both optimization and simulation; compare the performance of multiple heuristic policies using various metrics; and lay the foundation for a larger scale follow-on proposal to NSF.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Maillart, Lisamaillart@pitt.eduMAILLART0000-0002-6321-2671
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of Sponsored Research > Pitt Momentum Fund
Date: 2020
Event Title: Pitt Momentum Fund 2020
Event Type: Other
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.18117/8nrs-kk80
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Industrial Engineering
Refereed: No
Other ID: 3463
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2020 16:12
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2023 16:57


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