ew 20(28): e14

Research Article

Modelling and Simulation for Efficiency Factor Evaluation of Maintenance Strategies in a Computer System

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.164175,
        author={R. Oudjedi Damerdji and M. Noureddine},
        title={Modelling and Simulation for Efficiency Factor Evaluation of Maintenance Strategies in a Computer System},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web},
        volume={7},
        number={28},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={EW},
        year={2020},
        month={4},
        keywords={maintenance, efficiency factor, competing risks, computer system, dependability measures},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.164175}
    }
    
  • R. Oudjedi Damerdji
    M. Noureddine
    Year: 2020
    Modelling and Simulation for Efficiency Factor Evaluation of Maintenance Strategies in a Computer System
    EW
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.164175
R. Oudjedi Damerdji1, M. Noureddine1,*
  • 1: Department of Computer Science, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie (USTO), Mohamed Boudiaf BP. 1505 El M’naouer, Oran, 31000, Algeria
*Contact email: myriam.noureddine@univ-usto.dz

Abstract

An efficient maintenance allows extension of operating life of system, thus contributing to increase system performance. Computer systems like other systems must operate without interruption and applied strategies of maintenance must be efficiency. This paper proposes to define a maintenance strategy of computer system subjected both to corrective and preventive maintenance. These aspects are modelled by competing risks concept and the Alert-delay model, which are generally used in industrial systems. The approach is applied on real data from computer system, localized in an industrial company and different scenarios are generated following various maintenance strategies. These policies are evaluated through minimal, perfect and imperfect models of maintenance for corrective and preventive maintenance. Simulation results give failure intensity assessment and efficiency factor value. Final outcomes are validated by dependability measures to select best strategies of maintenance.