Uncertainty estimation in railway track life-cycle cost: a case study from Swedish National Rail Administration
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part F, journal of rail and rapid transit, ISSN 0954-4097, E-ISSN 2041-3017, Vol. 223, no 3, 285-293 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Life cycle cost (LCC) is used as a cost-effective decision support for maintenance of railway track infrastructure. However, a fair degree of uncertainty associated with the estimation of LCC is due to the statistical characteristics of reliability and maintainability parameters. This paper presents a methodology for estimation of uncertainty linked with LCC, by a combination of design of experiment and Monte Carlo simulation. The proposed methodology is illustrated by a case study of Banverket (Swedish National Rail Administration). The paper also includes developed maintenance cost models for track.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 223, no 3, 285-293 p.
Research subject Operation and Maintenance
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-4830DOI: 10.1243/09544097JRRT235Local ID: 2d1f4f90-bd46-11dd-a7c4-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-4830DiVA: diva2:977704
Validerad; 2009; 20081128 (yuafuq)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved