International Journal of Production Research volume 57, issue 2, P397-410 2018 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1442947 View full text
Ahmed Awil Abdrahman Ahmed, Yiliu Liu

Abstract: Many production systems are multistate, with a finite number of performance levels that are between perfect functioning and complete failure. Importance measures are often used in the maintenance planning of complicated systems, to observe the criticalities of components, reveal the system weakness, and thus to guide the allocation of limited maintenance resources. This paper compares several common used importance measures for multistate systems, and investigate their effectiveness and limitations with a simp…

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