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International Journal of Frontiers in Engineering Technology, 2022, 4(6); doi: 10.25236/IJFET.2022.040613.

Study on the preventive maintenance of the cabin structure based on the markov chain


Shuyi Sun1, Yuzhong Yang2

Corresponding Author:
Yuzhong Yang

1College of Business Administration, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo 454002, Henan, China

2School of Energy Science and Engineering, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo 454002, Henan, China


In view of the complex structure and the different damage situations of the cabin, the Markov state transition model was established considering the crack propagation at the damaged sites. The state transition probability matrix of related crack propagation was constructed using the equation of linear elastic facture mechanics to simulate the deterioration process of the main structural parts during navigation. Secondly, the maintenance matrix was added to the state transition model, and the distribution probability of the system state was predicted by the periodicity of Markov chain, formulating a reasonable maintenance strategy. Finally, the practicability of the preventive maintenance strategy was verified taking the marine oil FPSO 116 as the example. The maintenance plan formulated according to the calculation results could reduce the damage of the hull theoretically, preventing the occurrence of unexpected deterioration states, prolonging the service life of the hull, and providing a strategic reference for the formulation of the maintenance plans of the hull.


Markov Chain, Preventive Maintenance, Crack Propagation, Marine Oil FPSO116

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Shuyi Sun, Yuzhong Yang. Study on the preventive maintenance of the cabin structure based on the markov chain. International Journal of Frontiers in Engineering Technology (2022), Vol. 4, Issue 6: 82-93. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFET.2022.040613.


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