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A model of multiple nested inspections at different intervals

Wang, W 2000, 'A model of multiple nested inspections at different intervals' , Computers and Operations Research, 27 , pp. 539-558.

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Although much has been published concerning the optimality of a single-type inspection process, relatively little attention has been paid in the literature of maintenance modelling to the practice of multiple nested inspections. In this paper a novel model addressing multiple nested inspections of production plant at di!erent intervals is established based upon the delay time concept. A branch-and-bound algorithm is developed for "nding the optimal intervals for all the inspections which minimizes the long-term expected total cost per unit time. The modelling can be readily extended to model downtime or reliability. Necessary mathematics is presented and proofs are given. A numerical example is also given to illustrate the modelling and solution processes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inspection; Delay time; Optimization; Algorithm
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA275 Mathematical Statistics
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Business and Management Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Computers and Operations Research
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0305-0548
Depositing User: W Wang
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 09:45
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:50

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