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Reliability Modelling for Business Decisions
Introduction Definitions Modelling overview Modelling construction Event graph Results Business Decisions - Questions answered
Reliability The ability of a system or component to perform its required functions under stated conditions for a specified period of time Blanchard, Benjamin S. (1992), Logistics Engineering and Management (Fourth Ed.), Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Maintainability The measure of the ability of an item to be retained in or restored to specified condition when maintenance is performed during the course of a specified mission profile (The mission-related system maintainability parameter.) 1 1. MIL-STD-721
Availability A measure of the degree of a system which is in the operable and committable state at the start of mission when the mission is called for at an unknown random point in time MIL-STD-721
Availability Inherent availability, A i Achieved availability, A a Operational availability, A o 1. MIL-STD-721
Modelling and Simulation AvailabilityCostMaintenanceConfiguration
Availability Simulation How is a model built? It is built to represent the reliability and maintainability relationships between the items using RBDs Data sources are from engineering drawings and workshops with appropriate people What data is needed?
Questions How many spares used? Which machine caused the most downtime? Are two repairmen required? What about levels of repair? Pro active versus reactive? How is logistic support allowed for?
Questions Where and when is modelling used? – During design to meet requirements and gain financial sign off – During operating phase to determine maintenance and other support tactics – During end of life to determine disposal time and strategy