Condition-based production and maintenance decisions

Michiel uit het Broek*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk


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Machines used in production facilities deteriorate as a result of load and stress caused by production, and thus they eventually require maintenance to stay in an operating condition. The deterioration rate of a machine typically depends on the production rate, implying that we can control its deterioration, and thereby the maintenance planning, by dynamically adjusting the production rate.

The main contribution of this thesis is to integrate the two research fields of production planning and condition-based maintenance. We introduce and explore the benefits of condition-based production and maintenance policies that exploit the relation between production and deterioration to improve the trade-off between the opposing targets of having high production outputs and low maintenance costs.

The obtained insights are not only interesting from a theoretical point of view, but are also practically relevant due to the ongoing developments in the fields of sensor equipment and the internet of things. These developments enable operators to remotely monitor the deterioration of equipment and to control its usage in real-time, thereby allowing to implement automated condition-based production policies.
Originele taal-2English
KwalificatieDoctor of Philosophy
Toekennende instantie
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  • Teunter, Ruud, Supervisor
  • de Jonge, Bram, Co-supervisor
  • Veldman, Jasper, Co-supervisor
Datum van toekenning12-mrt.-2020
Plaats van publicatie[Groningen]
Gedrukte ISBN's978-94-034-2281-7
Elektronische ISBN's978-94-034-2282-4
StatusPublished - 2020

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