Replacement Model for Hostel Building Case Study: ICYM

Yuseni, Ab Wahab and Basari, A.S.H and Hussin, Burairah (2014) Replacement Model for Hostel Building Case Study: ICYM. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research. pp. 1977-1981. ISSN 1990-9233

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Abstract

This paper is part of an on-going research on the development of maintenance management cost model for Higher Education Institution Hostel Buildings in Malaysia where the case study is conducted at International College of Yayasan Melaka (ICYM). The model is developed to analyse the total cost curve for various values of the uncertain parameter and noting the effect of this variation on the optimal solution. The decision areas addressed based on the replacement action that are assumed to be known with certainty. This is due to the item is not subject to failure but consider the operating cost with use. The study is aimed to assist engineers in deciding an appropriate replacement policy. This is usually useful to plot the total cost per unit time curve. The advantage of the curve is that, along with giving the optimal value, it shows the total cost around the optimum. If the curve is fairly flat around the optimum, it is not really very important that engineers should plan for the replacements exactly at the optimum. The model is proposed to guide and facilitate when dealing with optimization problems. If there is uncertainty about the value of the particular parameter required during the analysis, then the replacement cost is unsure. Furthermore the evaluation of the total cost curve for various values of the uncertain parameter could in consequence affect the optimal solution.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Industrial Computing
Depositing User: Dr. Abd. Samad Hasan Basari
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2015 00:25
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:36
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/14197
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