101-0507-00L Infrastructure Management 3: Optimisation Tools
|Autumn Semester 2019
|B. T. Adey
|two-yearly recurring course
|Does not take place this semester.
|Language of instruction
|This course will provide an introduction to the methods and tools that can be used to determine optimal inspection and intervention strategies and work programs for infrastructure.
|Upon successful completion of this course students will be able:
- to use preventive maintenance models, such as block replacement, periodic preventive maintenance with minimal repair, and preventive maintenance based on parameter control, to determine when, where and what should be done to maintain infrastructure
- to take into consideration future uncertainties in appropriate ways when devising and evaluating monitoring and management strategies for physical infrastructure
- to use operation research methods to find optimal solutions to infastructure management problems
Explanation of the principal models of preventative maintenance, including block replacement, periodic group repair, periodic maintenance with minimal repair and age replacement, and when they can be used to determine optimal intervention strategies
Explanation of preventive maintenance models that are based on parameter control, including Markovian models and opportunistic replacement models
Explanation of the methods that can be used to take into consideration the future uncertainties in the evaluation of monitoring strategies
Explanation of how operations research methods can be used to solve typical infrastructure management problems.
|A script will be given out at the beginning of the course.
Class relevant materials will be distributed electronically before the start of class.
A copy of the slides will be handed out at the beginning of each class.
|Prerequisites / Notice
|Successful completion of IM1: 101-0579-00 Evaluation tools is a prerequisite for this course.