This paper presents an online simulation framework that can be used to support operational decisions within the context of Through-life Engineering Services. Acting as a closed-loop feedback control mechanism, the simulation model is physically coupled to the assets and will be triggered and automatically executed to assess a set of operational decisions related to maintenance scheduling, resource allocation, spare parts inventory etc. Experimental cases comparing the online simulation against the traditional approach will also be presented. The outcomes have demonstrated the prospects of the framework in enabling more effective/efficient operations of engineering services leading to high assets availability and reduced through-life costs.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Making Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2013|
|Event||2013 43rd Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013 - Washington, United States|
Duration: 8 Dec 2013 → 11 Dec 2013
|Conference||2013 43rd Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013|
|Period||8/12/13 → 11/12/13|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Modelling and Simulation