Maintenance and Work-rest Scheduling in Human-machine System According to Fatigue and Reliability


industrial engineering, amirkabir university of technology


Most manufacturers use human-machine systems to produce high-quality products. Dealing with human-machine systems is very complicated since not only machines should be utilized in proper condition but also appropriate environment should be provided for human resources. Most manufacturers have a maintenance plan for machines but many of them do not have a proper work-rest schedule for human resources. Considering this fact we emphasis on human role in human-machine systems maintenance and propose a mathematical model that obtains the optimal work-rest schedule for humans based on fatigue-recovery models and the optimal maintenance policy for machines based on reliability level. The performance of proposed model was examined by some instances and the obtained results indicate this model can provide effective maintenance policy for human-machine systems.