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Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Aerosol Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Aerospace Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 201)
Journal of Alloys and Compounds     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Analytical Science & Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Analytical Sciences, Methods and Instrumentation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Applied Analysis     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Applied and Industrial Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Applied Logic     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Applied Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 218)
Journal of Applied Probability     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Applied Research and Technology     Open Access  
Journal of Applied Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Architectural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of ASTM International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Automation and Control     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Biological Dynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Biomedical Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Biomolecular NMR     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Biosciences     Open Access  
Journal of Catalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Catalyst & Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Central South University     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of China Universities of Posts and Telecommunications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of China University of Mining and Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Cleaner Production     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Coal Science and Engineering (China)     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Cold Regions Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Combinatorial Designs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Combustion     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Complex Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Computational Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Computational Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Computational Engineering     Open Access  
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dairy Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Display Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Dynamical and Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Earthquake Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Elasticity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Electroceramics     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Electronic Imaging     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
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Journal of Electronics Cooling and Thermal Control     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Electrostatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Energy Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Energy Resources Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Engineering     Open Access  
Journal of Engineering and Computer Innovations     Open Access  
Journal of Engineering and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Engineering and Technology Research     Open Access  
Journal of Engineering Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Engineering Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics     Hybrid Journal  
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Journal of Engineering, Computers and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Environmental Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Experimental Nanoscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Fire Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Flood Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications     Hybrid Journal  
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Journal of Functional Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Journal of Geological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Journal of Global Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
Journal of Healthcare Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Heat Transfer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Humanitarian Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Journal of Hyperspectral Remote Sensing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Imaging Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Inequalities and Applications     Open Access  
Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Inverse and Ill-posed Problems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of K-Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)

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Journal Cover   Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering
  [SJR: 0.851]   [H-I: 29]   [6 followers]  Follow
    
   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 1355-2511
   Published by Emerald Homepage  [309 journals]
  • Performance measurement and management for maintenance: a literature
           review
    • Authors: Aditya Parida, Uday Kumar, Diego Galar, Christer Stenström
      Pages: 2 - 33
      Abstract: Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Volume 21, Issue 1, Page 2-33, March 2015. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a literature review of the performance measurement (PM) in maintenance. The authors aim to discuss the background and development of the PM for maintenance, besides defining the concept of performance measures for maintenance and the frameworks developed. Design/methodology/approach – A detailed and extensive literature search and study was undertaken by the authors on the concept and definition of PM, performance indicators (PIs), maintenance performance indicators and various performance frameworks. The history and theory of PM over different phases of business and technological developments have been critically examined and analysed in this review paper. Findings – This paper reviews and presents the different PIs and PM frameworks like; balanced scorecard (BSC), performance prism, performance pyramid and performance matrix, etc., and identifies their characteristics and shortcomings. After considering related issues and challenges, frameworks and approaches for the maintenance performance measurement (MPM) are also presented, where the emerging techniques like; emaintenance have also been discussed amongst others. More and more industries are applying the balanced and integrated MPM frameworks for their competitive survivability and sustainability. Practical implications – The concept, issues and approaches considered for the MPM frameworks can be adapted by the practicing managers, while trying to define and develop an MPM framework for the operation and maintenance activities. The considerations of the advantages and limitations of different frameworks can provide insights to the managers for implementation. Originality/value – Some literature reviews on MPM and MPM frameworks are available today. This paper makes an attempt to provide a detailed and relevant literature review, besides adding value in this new and emerging area.
      Citation: Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:42:06 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/JQME-10-2013-0067
       
  • Subsea maintenance service delivery
    • Authors: Efosa E. Uyiomendo, Markeset Tore
      Pages: 34 - 54
      Abstract: Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Volume 21, Issue 1, Page 34-54, March 2015. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a multi-variable analysis (MVA) model for predicting potential delays in the delivery of subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services. Design/methodology/approach – Based on data from 351 subsea IMR service jobs executed between 2006 and 2008, a MVA model is proposed for predicting the potential delays in the delivery of IMR services in different plausible scenarios. Findings – A model for predicting the delays in IMR service delivery, based on four practical variables that are readily available during the planning phase, was developed and tested. The factors contributing to delays in petroleum subsea IMR services based on importance are: water depth, weather, job complexity, job uncertainty as well as job complexity mix. Research limitations/implications – The MVA model is developed based on analyzing subsea IMR service jobs performed in the petroleum industry from 2006-2008. The model can be used in the planning stage to predict potential delays in service delivery based on practical variables available. Originality/value – The research proposes a MVA model for predicting delays in service delivery. The model is useful for predicting potential delays in service delivery and for improving the plan based on model analysis results.
      Citation: Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:44:10 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/JQME-11-2013-0071
       
  • A degradation model for maintenance improvement in respect of cost and
           availability
    • Authors: Christophe Letot, Pierre Dehombreux, Edouard Rivière-Lorphèvre, Guillaume Fleurquin, Arnaud Lesage
      Pages: 55 - 69
      Abstract: Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Volume 21, Issue 1, Page 55-69, March 2015. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to highlight the need for degradation data in order to improve the reliability and the mean residual life estimation of a specific item of equipment and to adapt the preventive maintenance tasks accordingly. Design/methodology/approach – An initial reliability model which uses a degradation-based reliability model that is built from the collection of hitting times of a failure threshold. The proposed maintenance model is based on the cost/availability criterion. The estimation of both reliability and optimum time for preventive maintenance are updated with all new degradation data that are collected during operating time. Findings – An improvement for the occurrences of maintenance tasks which minimizes the mean cost per unit of time and increases the availability. Practical implications – Inspection tasks to measure the degradation level should be realized at least one time for each item of equipment at a specific time determined by the proposed methodology. Originality/value – The introduction of a criterion which helps the maintainer to decide to postpone or not the preventive replacement time depending on the measured degradation level of a specific item of equipment.
      Citation: Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:43:58 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/JQME-01-2013-0001
       
  • Bottleneck-based opportunistic maintenance model for series production
           systems
    • Authors: Binghai Zhou, Jiadi Yu, Jianyi Shao, Damien Trentesaux
      Pages: 70 - 88
      Abstract: Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Volume 21, Issue 1, Page 70-88, March 2015. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop a bottleneck-based opportunistic maintenance (OM) model for the series production systems with the integration of the imperfect effect into maintenance activities. Design/methodology/approach – On the analysis of availability and maintenance cost, preventive maintenance (PM) models subjected to imperfect maintenance for different equipment types are built. And then, a cost-saving function of OM is established to find out an optimal OM strategy, depending on whether the front-bottleneck machines adopt OM strategy or not. A numerical example is given to show how the proposed bottleneck-based OM model proceeded. Findings – The simulation results indicate that the proposed model is better than the methods to maintain the machines separately and the policy to maintain all machines when bottleneck machine reaches its reliability threshold. Furthermore, the relationship between OM strategy and corresponding parameters is identified through sensitivity analysis. Practical implications – In practical situations, the bottleneck machine always determines the throughput of the whole series production system. Whenever a PM activity is carried out on the bottleneck machine, there will be an opportunity to maintenance other machines. Under such circumstances, findings of this paper can be utilized for the determination of optimal OM policy with the objective of minimizing total maintenance cost of the system. Originality/value – This paper presents a bottleneck-based OM optimization model with the integration of the imperfect effect as a new method to schedule maintenance activities for a series production system with buffers. Furthermore, to the best of the knowledge, this paper presents the first attempt to considering the bottleneck constraint on system capacity and diverse types of machines as a means to minimize the maintenance cost and ensure the system throughput.
      Citation: Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:44:03 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/JQME-09-2013-0059
       
  • Applying human factor analysis tools to a railway brake and wheel
           maintenance facility
    • Authors: Sarbjeet Singh, Rupesh Kumar, Uday Kumar
      Pages: 89 - 99
      Abstract: Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Volume 21, Issue 1, Page 89-99, March 2015. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate three techniques to extract human factor information from specific railway maintenance tasks. It describes the techniques and shows how these tools can be applied to identify improvements in maintenance practices and workflow. Design/methodology/approach – Three case studies were conducted on single group of technicians (n=19) at a railway maintenance workshop in Luleå, Sweden. Case study I examined the posture of the technicians while they were changing the brake shoes of freight wagons; the study employed the Standard Nordic Questionnaire and a videotape using the Ovako Working Posture Analysis System (OWAS). Case study II looked at maintenance repair times required to change the wheel axle on freight wagons at the workshop. A video filming method suggested by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work was used to measure actual maintenance time. Finally, case study III considered the technicians’ (n=19) perception of work demands, their control over the work and their social support while performing maintenance tasks (brake shoe and wheel axle maintenance); to this end, the case study used a demand control support questionnaire. Findings – In the first case study, the Standard Nordic Questionnaire confirmed that technicians at this particular railway vehicle maintenance workshop suffer from back and shoulder pain. The Ovako Working Posture Analysis showed that 21 percent of the working time required to fit the brake wedge and cotter pin fits into two OWAS categories: category 3, where “change is required as soon as possible,” and category 4, where “change is required immediately”. Problems stem from poor workplace layout, incorrect posture and inaccessibility of tools and components. In the second study, the video analysis indicated that the working time to change the wheel axle of a freight wagon is greatly affected by poor workplace layout. The third case study showed that the technicians have lower “psychological demands” (mean=13), “higher control over work” (mean=16) and “high social support” (mean=22). Practical implications – The objective of this study was to apply knowledge about human factors to the functional relationships between maintenance personnel, tasks and the working environment to improve safety. If the workplace layout, working posture, maintenance manuals and accessibility of tools are poorly planned, maintenance performance can be adversely affected. The results of this study should assist maintenance management to design new policies and guidelines for improving the work environment. Originality/value – Three case studies were conducted at a railway maintenance workshop in Luleå, Sweden, to collect data on how human factors affect various railway maintenance tasks.
      Citation: Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:44:22 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/JQME-03-2013-0009
       
  • Risk-based maintenance and remaining life assessment for gas turbines
    • Authors: Mohamed Khalifa, Faisal Khan, Joseph Thorp
      Pages: 100 - 111
      Abstract: Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Volume 21, Issue 1, Page 100-111, March 2015. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a quantitative model for risk-based maintenance and remaining life assessment for gas turbines. Design/methodology/approach – The proposed model uses historical failure and repair data from the operation of gas turbines. The time to failure of gas turbines is modeled using Weibull distribution. Findings – The total risk is estimated considering replacement cost, repair cost, operation cost, risk of failure and turbine remaining value after a specified period of time. Originality/value – The model is an effective tool to make optimal decisions regarding maintenance strategy (repair or replacement) and to assess the remaining life based on a comparison of the total risk. The literature review focusses on developing different models to make risk-based decisions regarding the selection of a maintenance strategy and maintenance interval, however, literature is silent regarding risk-based assessment of the equipment remaining life, which is the focus of present work. The model is tested and applied to ageing gas turbines in a cross-country pipeline.
      Citation: Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:44:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/JQME-12-2012-0047
       
  • Optimum time-censored simple ramp-stress accelerated life test sampling
           plan for the log-logistic distribution
    • Authors: Preeti Wanti Srivastava, Deepmala Sharma
      Pages: 112 - 132
      Abstract: Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Volume 21, Issue 1, Page 112-132, March 2015. Purpose – Acceptance sampling plans are designed to decide about acceptance or rejection of a lot of products on the basis of sample drawn from it. Accelerating the life test helps in obtaining information about the lifetimes of high reliability products quickly. The purpose of this paper is to formulate an optimum time censored acceptance sampling plan based on ramp-stress accelerated life test (ALT) for items having log-logistic life distribution. The log-logistic life distribution has been found appropriate for highly reliable components such as power system components and insulating materials. Design/methodology/approach – The inverse power relationship has been used to model stress-life relationship. It is meant for analyzing data for which the accelerated stress is nonthermal in nature, and frequently used as an accelerating stress for products such as capacitors, transformers, and insulators. The method of maximum likelihood is used for estimating design parameters. The optimal test plan is obtained by minimizing variance of test-statistic that decides on acceptability or rejectibility of lot. The optimal test plan finds optimal sample size, stress rates, sample proportion allocated to each stress and lot acceptability constant such that producer’s risk and consumer’s risk is satisfied. Findings – Asymptotic variance plays a pivotal role in determining the sample size required for a sampling plan for deciding the acceptance/rejection of a lot. The sample size is minimized by optimally designing a ramp-stress ALT so that the asymptotic variance is minimized. Originality/value – The model suggested is of use to quality control and reliability engineers dealing with highly reliable items.
      Citation: Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:44:18 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/JQME-03-2013-0010
       
 
 
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