We present a quadratic programming formulation for the problem of obtaining optimal maintenance and repair policies for multifacility transportation infrastructure systems. The proposed model provides a computationally tractable framework to support decision making, while accounting for economic interdependencies that link the facilities that comprise these systems. To demonstrate the advantages of the proposed model, we present numerical examples that capture economic interdependencies reflecting both costs associated with disruptions/loss of throughput, as well as the benefits associated with coordinating intervention schedules of adjacent facilities to reduce costs associated with resource and personnel delivery. The results illustrate situations where it is optimal to coordinate (synchronize or alternate) interventions for clusters of facilities in transportation systems.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Infrastructure Systems|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2007|
- System management
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering