In this paper we review the literature on multi-component maintenance models with economic dependence. The emphasis is on papers that appeared after 1991, but there is an overlap with Section 2 of the most recent review paper by Cho and Parlar (1991). We distinguish between stationary models, where a long-term stable situation is assumed, and dynamic models, which can take information into account that becomes available only on the short term. Within the stationary models we choose a classification scheme that is primarily based on the various options of grouping maintenance activities: grouping either corrective or preventive maintenance, or combining preventive-maintenance actions with corrective actions. As such, this classification links up with the possibilities for grouped maintenance activities that exist in practice.

maintenance, multiple components, planning, replacement,
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Dekker, R, Wildeman, R.E, & van der Duyn Schouten, F.A. (1997). A review of multi-component maintenance models with economic dependence. Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 411–435. doi:10.1007/BF01194788