Random Maintenance Policies

  • Toshio Nakagawa

Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 227-264

About this book


Exploring random maintenance models, this book provides an introduction to the implementation of random maintenance, and it is one of the first books to be written on this subject.  It aims to help readers learn new techniques for applying random policies to actual reliability models, and it provides new theoretical analyses of various models including classical replacement, preventive maintenance and inspection policies. These policies are applied to scheduling problems, backup policies of database systems, maintenance policies of cumulative damage models, and reliability of random redundant systems.

Reliability theory is a major concern for engineers and managers, and in light of Japan’s recent earthquake, the reliability of large-scale systems has increased in importance. This also highlights the need for a new notion of maintenance and reliability theory, and how this can practically be applied to systems.

Providing an essential guide for engineers and managers specializing in reliability maintenance and quality control, this book provides a useful resource for those with doubts carrying out maintenance of new and large systems. It is also intended for graduate students and researchers interested in operations research, statistics, industrial engineering and management science.


Construction and Implementation of Maintenance Systems Conversion of Standard Inspections Policies Cumulative Damage Models Random Maintenance Policies Reliability Engineering Theory and Otpimization Repair Prevention and Scheduling

Authors and affiliations

  • Toshio Nakagawa
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  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationAichi Institute of TechnologyToyotaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-6574-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-6575-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-7839
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-999X
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