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Industrial Agents by Paulo Leitão, Stamatis Karnouskos

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Chapter 20

A Biomimetic Approach to Distributed Maintenance Management Based on a Multi-Agent System

Sergio Cavalieri1; Luca Fasanotti1; Stefano Ierace1; Carlos Eduardo Pereira2; Marcos Zuccolotto2    1 CELS, Università degli studi di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy2 Electrical Engineering Department, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Abstract

The evolution of modern production plants and the rising performance requirements lead to the need for more advanced maintenance systems. In such a context, autonomous Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMSs) are capable of estimating health conditions, and can be used to forecast maintenance needs and optimize maintenance schedules, therefore reducing the overall costs. In this chapter, ...

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