Maintenance Optimization Using Multi-attribute Utility Theory

  • A. H. S. GarmabakiEmail author
  • Alireza Ahmadi
  • Mahdieh Ahmadi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Several factors such as reliability, availability, and cost may consider in the maintenance modeling. In order to develop an optimal inspection program, it is necessary to consider the simultaneous effect of above factor in the model structure. In addition, for finding the optimal maintenance interval it is necessary to make trade-offs between several factors, which may conflicting each other as well. The study comprises of mathematical formulating an optimal interval problem based on Multi-Attribute Utility Theory (MAUT). The aim of the proposed research is to develop a methodology with supporting tools for determination of optimal inspection in a maintenance planning to assure and preserve a desired level of performance measure such as reliability, availability, risk, etc. For verification and validation purposes, the proposed methodology (analysis approach) and tools (models) will be applied in a real case which given by the literature.


Maintenance optimization Multi-attribute utility theory Reliability Availability Risk 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. S. Garmabaki
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Alireza Ahmadi
    • 1
  • Mahdieh Ahmadi
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Operation and Maintenance EngineeringLuleå University of TechnologyLuleåSweden
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceIslamic Azad UniversityNourIran
  3. 3.Department of Industrial EngineeringMazandaran University of Science and TechnologyBabolIran

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