Multi-agent system for the reactive fleet maintenance support planning of a fleet of mobile cyber–physical systems

John Mbuli, Tarik Chargui, Damien Trentesaux, Abdelghani Bekrar, Thierry Dailly
2020 IET Cyber-Physical Systems  
Improving the availability and reliability of a fleet of mobile cyber-physical systems as well as the ability to adapt the maintenance planning decisions when facing unexpected events at the fleet level is a major stake faced by the manufacturers and the operators. In the context of this study, the authors propose a reactive multi-agent system model for the fleet maintenance planning of mobile cyber-physical systems. For that purpose, the ANEMONA multi-agent design methodology is used. In this
more » ... ethodology, the agents are modelled and then their organisational and interaction views are described. Numerical experiments are carried out in static and dynamic contexts. In a static context, the proposed multi-agent system is compared with a mathematical programming model to validate the effectiveness of the former in satisfying the fleet's availability and reliability expectations. In a dynamic context, simulated perturbations are used to illustrate the reactivity of the proposed multiagent system. Lastly, an application to rail transport for the maintenance of a fleet of trains at Bombardier Transportation France is proposed. For that purpose, the proposed multi-agent system is integrated in the model layer of a decision support system named 'MainFleet' which is currently under development.
doi:10.1049/iet-cps.2019.0063 fatcat:nglax7pairdrxmkri26x64gyle