Application of Fminsearch Optimization to Minimize Total Maintenance Cost with the Aim of Reducing Environmental Degradation


  • Y. Bella Electrical Engineering Department, Ferhat Abbes Setif 1 University, Setif, Algeria
  • F. Z. Kebbab Department of Electrical Engineering, Laboratoire DAC HR, Ferhat Abbas University Setif I, Algeria


This study examined a production system under deterioration and its impact on the degradation of the environment. The environment degrades as the production system reaches a certain level of deterioration. To reduce environmental degradation, the system's deterioration is monitored through scheduled inspections, after which preventive or corrective actions are taken. To achieve the optimum inspection dates that minimize the average total cost per time unit, the Fminsearch algorithm was applied to calculate the optimal inspection dates for two cases of sequential inspection: periodic and aperiodic. To validate the performance of the proposed Fminsearch algorithm, simulation results were compared with the Nelder-Mead method. The comparison results showed the superiority of the Fminsearch algorithm in optimizing inspection maintenance dates to reduce the environmental degradation ratio.


environment degradation, fminsearch algorithm optimization, maintenance, Nelder-Mead, production system


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Y. Bella and F. Z. Kebbab, “Application of Fminsearch Optimization to Minimize Total Maintenance Cost with the Aim of Reducing Environmental Degradation”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 8548–8554, Jun. 2022.


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