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ARA and ARI imperfect repair models: Estimation, goodness-of-fit and reliability prediction

Toledo, Maria Luíza Guerra de, Marta A. Freitas, Enrico A. Colosimo and Gustavo L. Gilardoni

Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 2015, vol. 140, issue C, 107-115

Abstract: An appropriate maintenance policy is essential to reduce expenses and risks related to equipment failures. A fundamental aspect to be considered when specifying such policies is to be able to predict the reliability of the systems under study, based on a well fitted model. In this paper, the classes of models Arithmetic Reduction of Age and Arithmetic Reduction of Intensity are explored. Likelihood functions for such models are derived, and a graphical method is proposed for model selection. A real data set involving failures in trucks used by a Brazilian mining is analyzed considering models with different memories. Parameters, namely, shape and scale for Power Law Process, and the efficiency of repair were estimated for the best fitted model. Estimation of model parameters allowed us to derive reliability estimators to predict the behavior of the failure process. These results are a valuable information for the mining company and can be used to support decision making regarding preventive maintenance policy.

Keywords: Imperfect repair; Power law process; Mean cumulative function; Goodness-of-fit; Reliability predictor; Intensity function (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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