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Block Replacement Policies for a Two-Component System with Failure Dependence.

Scarf, PA and Deara, M 2003, 'Block Replacement Policies for a Two-Component System with Failure Dependence.' , Naval Research Logistics, 50 (1) , pp. 70-87.

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Abstract

Block replacement and modified block replacement policies for two-component systems with failure dependence and economic dependence are considered in this paper. Opportunistic maintenance policies are also considered. Where tractable, long-run costs per unit time are calculated using renewal theory based arguments; otherwise simulation studies are carried out. The management implications for the adoption of the various policies are discussed. The usefulness of the results in the paper is illustrated through application to a particular two-component system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: maintenance • replacement
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 - 0070 Management. Industrial Management
Subjects / Themes > V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Operations and Global Logistics Management
Journal or Publication Title: Naval Research Logistics
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0894-069X
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2007 15:06
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:46
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/277

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