Maintenance plan optimization for a train fleet

Doganay, Kivanc and Bohlin, Markus (2010) Maintenance plan optimization for a train fleet. In: 12th International Conference on Computer System Design and Operation in Railways and other Transit Systems (COMPRAIL 2010), 31 August - 2 September 2010, Beijing, China.

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Maintenance planning is an important problem for railways, as well as other application domains that employ machinery with expensive replacements and high downtime costs. In a previous paper, we have developed methods for efficiently finding optimized maintenance schedules for a single unit, and proposed that the maintenance plan should be continuously re-optimized based on the condition of components. However, fleet-level resources, such as the availability of expensive spare parts, have largely been ignored. In this paper, we extend our previous approach by proposing a solution for the fleet level maintenance scheduling problem with spare parts optimization. The new solution is based on a mixed integer linear programming formulation of the problem. We demonstrate the merits of our approach by optimizing instances of maintenance schedules based on maintenance data from railway companies operating in Sweden.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:The Proceedings of COMPRAIL XII, 1024pp (Print ISBN: 978-1-84564-468-0; Online ISSN: 1743-3509)
ID Code:4021
Deposited By:Kivanc Doganay
Deposited On:16 Sep 2010 13:54
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