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Decision-making Framework for Maintenance Management

  • Author / Creator
    Awan, Waqas Amir
  • The objective of this study is to develop a decision-making framework for maintenance management targeting remotely operated assets. Using external data as an input, the developed framework can improve decision-making ability on maintenance from the field or remote office. This was achieved by presenting additional information from related departments in addition to data assessments, and identification and sorting of failures. The idea of accessing the information via digital devices which has internet access is also explored in this thesis. This framework is developed using the Structured Analysis and Design Technique (SADT). The field data related to tire failures were used to gain the insight of the practical application of this framework. It is observed that this framework is more feasible in the field where operating conditions are similar over a long period. This framework can also help the decision-maker to make analytical decisions as compared to only relying on intuition.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R30X1J
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Engineering Management
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Dr. Michael Lipsett
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Dr. John Doucette (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Dr. Tim Joseph (Civil Engineering)