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Optimizing maintenance scheduling of multi-machine industrial systems with simulation – example from metals mining

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Authors: Savolainen Jyrki, Urbani Michele
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications : Tutkimusraportit - Research reports
Title of parent publication: Proceedings of the NSAIS-ROW19 Workshop on Adaptive and Intelligent Systems and Real Options, Lappeenranta
Volume number: 97
eISBN: 978-952-335-400-5
ISSN: 2243-3376
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
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This paper deals with the optimal maintenance policy selection in complex industrial systems consisting of several interconnected pieces of equipment. A combined approach of simulation-optimization and system dynamic (SD) modeling is applied. We present a method where optimized maintenance schedules of the available equipment are used as an input in an SD-model of an industrial process. The simulation process is demonstrated using a load-haul-dump (LHD) system from the mining industry, where the objective function is the total throughput of material within a specified period of time.

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