Performance Evaluation of a Multi-State Repairable Production System: A Case Study
Volume 8, Number 3, May 2012 - Paper 10 - pp. 330-338
ATUL GOYAL1 and PARDEEP GUPTA21 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Engineering & Technology, Moga -142001, Punjab, India
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal, Sangrur-148106, Punjab, India
(Received on May 27, 2010, revised September 22, 2011 and February 19, 2012)
This paper develops a mathematical model of a complex bubble gum production system with an attempt to improve its availability. The methodology for determining the availability of the system is based on Markov Modeling. The mathematical model is established using probability considerations and supplementary variable technique. Lagrange’s method for partial differential equations is utilized to obtain the state probabilities. The reliability characteristics are evaluated and analyzed in accordance with practical situation and operational behavior of the system. Availability analysis of the system has helped in identifying the critical factors and assessing their impact on the system availability. I is possible to achieve an improvement in system availability by 3.27 per cent.
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