Condition-based maintenance optimization based on matrix algebra

Bram de Jonge*

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We develop a matrix algebra approach for optimizing condition-based maintenance with a planning time for gradually deteriorating, continuously monitored equipment. This avoids the calculation times of simulation and the approximations of more direct approaches. We consider a model in which maintenance after failure should be planned as well, resulting in downtime, and a model with emergency repairs upon failure. Numerical examples are provided to compare the optimal policies of the two models and their performances under different parameter settings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-747
Number of pages7
JournalOperations Research Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept-2021


  • Maintenance
  • Condition-based maintenance
  • Planning time
  • Matrix algebra
  • Markov chain

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