Spatial patterns and frequency distributions of regional deformation in the healthy human lungRevista : Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
Volumen : 16
Número : 4
Páginas : 1413-1423
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación
This paper offers an original methodology to set multi-dimensional maintenance policies for machines whose aging processes require using multiple time scales. It can be considered a generalization of the traditional approach, that usually employs a unique time scale and sets a single age limit to carry out preventive maintenance actions. The methodology also considers situations in which a set of machines are operated using multiple usage profiles. We define usage profile as the relationship between the use of a machine in terms of one main time scale and another scale. In our case study the age of a mining haul-truck component can be best modeled as a combination of operating hours and load cycles since the last overhaul. We compare the results obtained with respect to using a single time scale policy. The comparison shows the importance of the bias in decision making that may arise due to incomplete modelling of the components’ aging process.