The study of current practice in the management of bus maintenance has revealed to the authors that preventive maintenance schedules and procedures are based intially upon previous experience, and reviewed and adjusted according to feedback regarding the cost of maintenance and the reliability of performance of a bus fleet. The method proposed in this report takes a formal approach toward the determination of bus maintenance schedules. This approach is based upon the evolutionary process used by maintenance management. A cost function which takes into account the sum of maintenance and associated costs has been developed. The total cost cosists of the cost of periodical preventive maintenance and the cost of failures and unscheduled repairs. The cost is expressed in terms of various cost elements and the probabilities of failure for different systems on the bus. A computer mehtod is used to derive the least cost maintenance schedule.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Notice of NTIS Number Pending.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Marquette University

    Urban Transportation Program
    Milwaukee, WI  United States  53233
  • Authors:
    • Bakr, M M
    • Kretschmer, S L
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00265485
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-WI-11-0002-744
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1975 12:00AM