This paper considers a condition-based maintenance model for continuously degrading systems under continuous monitoring. After maintenance, the states of the system are randomly distributed with residual damage. We investigate a realistic maintenance policy, referred to as condition-based availability limit policy, which achieves the maximum availability level of such a system. The optimum maintenance threshold is determined using a search algorithm. A numerical example for a degrading system modeled by a Gamma process is presented to demonstrate the use of this policy in practical applications.
- Availability limit
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Information Systems and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
- Applied Mathematics
- Modeling and Simulation