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Using fuzzy logic to support maintenance decisions according to Resilience-Based Maintenance concept
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WSB University, ul. Zygmunta Cieplaka 1c, 41-300 Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Operation and Maintenance of Technical Systems, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, ul. Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370, Wroclaw, Poland
Publication date: 2021-06-30
Eksploatacja i Niezawodność – Maintenance and Reliability 2021;23(2):294-307
  • Resilience-Based maintenance concept based on
  • Maintenance Support Potentials definition.
  • Implementation of a new organization's maintenance support potential level.
  • New 5-grade scales for maintenance support potentials assessment.
  • Fuzzy-based assessment method for organization's maintenance support capability level
Many authors have highlighted the importance of physical assets maintenance management in relation to resilience engineering, especially for systems operating under significant uncertainty. Thus, the authors presented a new approach to system maintenance based on resilience concept implementation. They introduced Maintenance Support Potentials (MSP) as a measure of an organization's maintenance support capacity. Moreover, based on the MSP definition, they developed a fuzzy-based organization's maintenance support potential level assessment method. The proposed approach takes into account two main MSP parameters – potential readiness level and process regency. It followed four main steps, including organization's MSP identification/evaluation, MSP weights assessment, Maintenance Support Capacity assessment, and final reasoning. A case study of a global manufacturer from the automotive industry is presented to illustrate the method's applicability. The authors also indicated further research directions to optimize the maintenance strategy based on Resilience-Based Maintenance concept.
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