A reliability-and-cost-based fuzzy approach to optimize preventive maintenance scheduling for offshore wind farms

Shuya Zhong, Athanasios A. Pantelous, Mark Goh, Jian Zhou

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We study the preventive maintenance scheduling problem of wind farms in the offshore wind energy sector which operates under uncertainty due to the state of the ocean and market demand. We formulate a fuzzy multi-objective non-linear chance-constrained programming model with newly-defined reliability and cost criteria and constraints to obtain satisfying schedules for wind turbine maintenance. To solve the optimization model, a 2-phase solution framework integrating the operational law for fuzzy arithmetic and the non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm II for multi-objective programming is developed. Pareto-optimal solutions of the schedules are obtained to form the trade-offs between the reliability maximization and cost minimization objectives. A numerical example is illustrated to validate the model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-663
Number of pages21
JournalMechanical Systems and Signal Processing
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019


  • Fuzzy chance-constrained programming
  • Fuzzy multi-objective programming
  • Maintenance cost
  • Offshore wind energy
  • Preventive maintenance scheduling
  • Reliability

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