Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2011 Vol.9, No.4

 

 

Title: A study on ally searching in maintenance alliance based on relation web model

 

Authors: Bai-Zhan Xia; Jian Liu; De-Jie Yu; An-Mei Zhou

 

Addresses:
State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing for Vehicle Body, Hunan University, Lu Shan South Road, ChangSha, Hunan 410082, China
State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing for Vehicle Body, Hunan University, Lu Shan South Road, ChangSha, Hunan 410082, China
State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing for Vehicle Body, Hunan University, Lu Shan South Road, ChangSha, Hunan 410082, China
State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing for Vehicle Body, Hunan University, Lu Shan South Road, ChangSha, Hunan 410082, China

 

Abstract: Aiming at the risk aversion of adverse selection and efficiency improvement in maintenance ally searching, relation web and Mobile Agent are introduced into the study of maintenance ally searching. A maintenance ally searching method based on relation web model is proposed. First, the method decomposes complicated plant maintenance tasks, and then by setting up ally Searching Sub-Agent, the relation web model is mapped as properties, plans, behaviours and interactions of the Searching Sub-Agent. Based on the relation categories, shortest path, reliability and other definitions in relation to web model, a quantified evaluation method for acquaintance reliability and capability in maintenance alliance and ally searching strategy are designed. A solution for recommendation deadlock and dynamic management of Searching Sub-Agent is discussed. The ally searching system in maintenance alliance based on the above method is effectively applied in a plant overhaul of a partner petrochemical company.

 

Keywords: ally searching; relation web models; maintenance alliances; allies; risk aversion; adverse selection; efficiency improvements; mobile agents; plant maintenance; maintenance tasks; sub-agent properties; sub-agent plans; sub-agent behaviours; sub-agent interactions; relation categories; shortest path; acquaintance reliability; quantified evaluation; acquaintance capability; recommendation deadlock; dynamic management; plant overhaul; petrochemicals industry; China; industrial engineering; systems engineering.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2011.043484

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2011 Vol.9, No.4, pp.412 - 433

 

Available online: 02 Nov 2011

 

 

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