ON PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE POLICY FOR WAVE DISSIPATING BLOCKS COVERING CAISSON BREAKWATER
AbstractThe infrastructures are required to keep a certain level of performance during the duration of service. Because the performance of the infrastructures including harbor and coastal structures deteriorates due to aging and damage that is caused by the action of external forces, it is necessary to perform appropriate maintenance. Satow et al. (2009) proposed a mathematical model for the preventive maintenance of wave dissipating blocks based on the method of the reliability engineering. They also derived the expected maintenance cost over the in service period and the optimal preventive maintenance policy. In this study, the optimal threshold for preventive maintenance to minimize the expected maintenance cost is determined for the wave dissipating blocks covering caisson breakwater by using the above model.
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