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Dimensioning reserve bus fleet using life cycle cost models and condition based/predictive maintenance: a case study

Hugo Raposo (), José Torres Farinha (), Luís Ferreira () and Diego Galar ()
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Hugo Raposo: CEMMPRE
José Torres Farinha: CEMMPRE
Luís Ferreira: FEUP
Diego Galar: LTU

Public Transport, 2018, vol. 10, issue 1, 169-190

Abstract: Abstract The paper demonstrates the dependence of a fleet reserve of buses on the maintenance policy of the whole fleet, in particular, condition-based maintenance using a motor oil degradation analysis. The paper discusses an approach to evaluate the oil degradation and the prediction of the next value for one relevant oil variable. The methodology to evaluate the reserve fleet is based on bus availability, estimated through the mean time between failures and the mean time to repair ratios. Through the use of econometric models, it is possible to determine the most rational size of the reserve fleet.

Keywords: LCC; Fleet Reserve; Maintenance; Econometric models; Economic life (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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