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Monte Carlo based Petri net simulation for maintenance strategies assessment in series-parallel-series multi-physic systems

Abstract : The authors propose a methodology to assess the effectiveness of a maintenance strategy on the availability of a serial-parallel multi-physic system, using Monte Carlo simulation embedded in a Petri net model. The systems are composed of heterogenous components that are characterized by specific degradations and failure mechanisms. Building an effective maintenance strategy to improve the availability of such a system requires to monitoring the degradation of each component. We assume that each component is subject to stochastic degradations. Also, we consider that each component might have three health status, according to degradation thresholds, function of the component reliability: “healthy”, “degraded” and “failed”. The health condition of the overall system relies on the health status of each component. A model for tracking the status of each component has been worked out using a colored stochastic Petri net (CSPN). Each health status is modeled by a place within the CSPN model, where each component is modeled by a colored token. The degradation of each component of the system is evaluated based on the Monte Carlo simulation technique. Transition firing regarding a given color model the evolution of the associated component from a health condition to another due to the degradation mechanism or to a maintenance action aimed to restore partially or totally its performance. However, the degradation of each component does not have the same influence on the performance of the overall system. Operational performance indicators are introduced to quantify the influence of each component on the performance of the entire system. Furthermore, maintenance actions are defined taking into account the degradation level of each component, the influence that each component has on the performance of the system and the available repairman. The effectiveness of the maintenance strategy on the system availability is evaluated through simulation.
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Alexandre Sava, Kondo Adjallah, Zhouhang Wang. Monte Carlo based Petri net simulation for maintenance strategies assessment in series-parallel-series multi-physic systems. 2015 IEEE 8th International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications (IDAACS), Sep 2015, Warsaw, Poland. ⟨10.1109/IDAACS.2015.7341371⟩. ⟨hal-01785808⟩



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