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Modeling risk of a multi-state repairable component

  • Author / Creator
    Gallardo Bobadilla, Roberto
  • This thesis focuses on the use of computer simulation for modeling risk of a multi-state repairable component. In production processes, maintenance decisions are often made based on uncertain assessment of risk, not only in the probability when a process component goes into a state of failure but also in the cost of lost production and preventive maintenance. In this thesis work, preventive maintenance of a component is modeled and simulated, in order to minimize risk (cost), as: •a Markov process with multiple states and fixed transition probabilities, under the assumption that with a sufficient number of states the Markovian property is valid, •a non Markov process with two possible states and non-fixed transition probabilities for a periodically decreasing reliability component, and •a non Markov process with two possible states and non-fixed transition probabilities for a continuously decreasing reliability component.

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  • Graduation date
    2009-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3PK66
  • 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
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Zuo, Ming (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Lipsett, Michael (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Kumar, Amit (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Szymanski, Jozef (Civil and Environmental Engineering)