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Optimizing reliability, maintainability and testability parameters of equipment based on GSPN

Tingpeng Li*, Yue Li, Yanling Qian, and Yongcheng Xu   

  1. Science and Technology on Integrated Logistics Support Laboratory, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
  • Online:2015-06-25 Published:2010-01-03


Reliability, maintainability and testability (RMT) are important properties of equipment, since they have important influence on operational availability and life cycle costs (LCC). Therefore, weighting and optimizing the three properties are of great significance. A new approach for optimization of RMT parameters is proposed. First of all, the model for the equipment operation process is established based on the generalized stochastic Petri nets (GSPN) theory. Then, by solving the GSPN model, the quantitative relationship between operational availability and RMT parameters is obtained. Afterwards, taking history data of similar equipment and operation process into consideration, a cost model of design, manufacture and maintenance is developed. Based on operational availability, the cost model and parameters ranges, an optimization model of RMT parameters is built. Finally, the effectiveness and practicability of this approach are validated through an example.