A hybrid framework for reliability improvement of a rolling stock door subsystem

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Rolling stock (RS) service reliability is a key performance indicator
for any railway operator and customer satisfaction. Failures to complete scheduled
services by trains due to inherent system failures incur penalty charges. Therefore,
a reliability improvement as a continuous improvement strategy is an essential
initiative to ensure that the required reliability and punctuality performance of
RS systems are achieved. In this paper, a hybrid framework that incorporates
several techniques of reliability, risk and maintenance techniques is used as a
reliability growth initiative to select improvement actions for an existing rolling
stock passenger door subsystem. The outcome of the analysis shows that the
component overhaul of a door engine system provides realistic reliability growth
with optimum turnaround time

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IncoME-V & CEPE Net 2020
EditorsDong Zhen, Dong Wang, Tianyang Wang, Hongjun Wang, Baoshan Huang, Jyoti K Sinha, Andrew David Ball
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783030757939
ISBN (Print)9783030757922
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2021
Event5th International Conference on Maintenance Engineering: IncoME-V - Zhuhai, China
Event duration: 15 Apr 202017 Apr 2020

Publication series

NameMechanisms and Machine Science


Conference5th International Conference on Maintenance Engineering
Abbreviated titleIncoME-V