Application of an Intelligent Hybrid Metaheuristic Algorithm for Multiobjective Redundancy Allocation Problem with Sustainable Maintenance

by Tri Tjahjono, Dinesh Mavaluru , Dowlath Fathima, Akila Thiyagarajan, Wanich Suksatan , Nalbiy Salikhovich Tuguz, Lyubov A. Melnikova, Ismail Husein, Lakshmi Thangavelu, Yermek Abilmazhinov, and Mamun Habib

September 2021, Mathematical Problems in Engineering


The present study aimed to optimize the redundancy allocation problem based on sustainable maintenance. For this purpose, the goal is to design a complex system based on redundancy allocation by considering the weight and reliability criteria of the system and the maintenance and repair costs through the sustainability approach. In this regard, a mathematical model has been developed. This model minimizes system reliability and system weight simultaneously.

There are also budget constraints on repair costs, environmental costs, purchase of spare parts, and energy risk costs. In order to optimize this model, a hybrid algorithm based on Whale Optimization Algorithm (WOA), Genetic Algorithm (GA), and Simulated Annealing (SA) is proposed. Ac- cordingly, 81 test problems are provided and optimized by the proposed algorithm. +e obtained numerical results indicate that, with increasing failure time of each component, the system’s reliability increases and the weight of the whole system increases.

Moreover, changing the Weibull distribution parameters directly affects the total amount of system reliability, but does not have a definite and accurate effect on the total weight of the system. Moreover, increasing the budget for maintenance leads to finding solutions with more reliability and less weight.

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