Mathematical Aspects of Reliability-Centered Maintenance
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The main purpose of this appendix is to provide a mathematical description of the Reliability-Centered Maintenance Program. Although a mathematical formulation may not make it any easier to implement this program, by placing it in a broader context we hope to emphasize the generality of its underlying principles and encourage their application to complex systems other than commercial air fleet maintenance operations. Another purpose of this appendix is to provide a brief but coherent introduction to those aspects of the theory of probability necessary for an understanding of the theoretical basis for the Reliability-Centered Maintenance Program. This account differs appreciably from the presentations usually found in textbooks on reliability theory standard treatises concentrate on the functions associated with reliability and on their analytical manipulation. Here we focus on the underlying sets of items and events and on their mutual relationships. There are two principal reasons for this difference of approach, a difference which is in large measure fundamental to the philosophy underlying Reliability-Centered Maintenance.
- Statistics and Probability
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems