A Multi-Decision Makers Approach to Select the Maintenance Plan for a Multi-Component System  
Author Antonella Certa


Co-Author(s) Mario Enea; Giacomo Galante; Toni Lupo


Abstract The present paper proposes an approach integrating two multi-criteria decision methods in order to select the maintenance plan for a multi-component system. The maintenance plan to be selected suggests the set of the maintenance actions to be performed at each scheduled inspection of the system within a finite time horizon. The choice has to be made among different solutions, previously determined by ensuring the simultaneous minimization of both the total maintenance cost and the system unavailability. In particular, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and the Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) methods are proposed in a multi-decisionmakers environment.


Keywords multi-criteria group decision, maintenance plan, AHP, TOPSIS
    Article #:  19201
Proceedings of the 19th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
August 5-7, 2013 - Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.