An application of artificial neural network to maintenance management

Authors

1 Lecturer, Dep. of Industrial and Production Engineering, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

2 Associate Professor, Dep. of Industrial and Production Engineering, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

3 Dep. of Industrial and Production Engineering, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Abstract

This study shows the usefulness of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) in maintenance planning and man-agement. An ANN model based on the multi-layer perceptron having three hidden layers and four processing elements per layer was built to predict the expected downtime resulting from a breakdown or a maintenance activity. The model achieved an accuracy of over 70% in predicting the expected downtime.

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