@article{Okazaki_2016, author = {Okazaki, Tadatsugi}, title = {Case Study on the Unavailability of a Ship Propulsion System under Aging Effects and Maintenance}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {10}, number = {3}, pages = {501-508}, year = {2016}, url = {./Article_Case_Study_on_the_Unavailability_Okazaki,39,673.html}, abstract = {Unavailability of a ship propulsion system under aging effects and proper maintenance is estimated using GO-FLOW. GO-FLOW is an effective software tool for the unavailability analysis of complex systems. Aging effects are incorporated into GO-FLOW using a time-dependent technique and assuming a linear aging model. The results show that the aging effects and improper maintenance can potentially increase the frequency of accidents due to a malfunction of the propulsion system by a factor of three.}, doi = {10.12716/1001.10.03.16}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Fuel Consumption, Ship Propulsion, Vessel Exploitation, Aging Effects, Unavailability of a Ship Propulsion System, Ship Maintenance, Ship Propulsion System, GO-FLOW} }