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Decision making in maintenance problems under uncertainty situations

Adiel Teixeira De Almeida

Decision making in maintenance problems under uncertainty situations

the decision theory approach

by Adiel Teixeira De Almeida

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D) - University of Birmingham, School of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering, 1995.

StatementbyAdiel Teixeira de Almeida.
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Open LibraryOL21764461M


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