Maintenance Overtime Policies in Reliability Theory

Models with Random Working Cycles

  • Toshio Nakagawa
  • Xufeng Zhao

Part of the Lecture Notes in Production Engineering book series (LNPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Toshio Nakagawa, Xufeng Zhao
    Pages 1-31
  3. Toshio Nakagawa, Xufeng Zhao
    Pages 33-58
  4. Toshio Nakagawa, Xufeng Zhao
    Pages 59-84
  5. Toshio Nakagawa, Xufeng Zhao
    Pages 85-103
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 105-118

About this book


This book introduces a new concept of replacement in maintenance and reliability theory. Replacement overtime, where replacement occurs at the first completion of a working cycle over a planned time, is a new research topic in maintenance theory and also serves to provide a fresh optimization technique in reliability engineering. In comparing replacement overtime with standard and random replacement techniques theoretically and numerically, 'Maintenance Overtime Policies in Reliability Theory' highlights the key benefits to be gained by adopting this new approach and shows how they can be applied to inspection policies, parallel systems and cumulative damage models. Utilizing the latest research in replacement overtime by internationally recognized experts, readers are introduced to new topics and methods, and learn how to practically apply this knowledge to actual reliability models. This book will serve as an essential guide to a new subject of study for graduate students and researchers and also provides a valuable resource for reliability engineers and managers who have difficulties maintaining computer and production systems with random working cycles.


Inspection Scheduling Reliability Theory Replacement Cycle Stochastic Model System Maintenance Working Cycle

Authors and affiliations

  • Toshio Nakagawa
    • 1
  • Xufeng Zhao
    • 2
  1. 1.Aichi Institute of TechnologyToyotaJapan
  2. 2.Aichi Institute of Technology, Toyota, Japan & Qatar UniversityDohaQatar

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20812-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20813-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-0525
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-0533
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