Accession Number:

AD0744665

Title:

Availability Theory for Multicomponent Systems

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

A series system for which only failed components are replaced or repaired is considered. Nonfailed components are in a state-of-suspended animation while the system is down. The limiting average system up time is computed for arbitrary failure and repair distributions. The limiting distribution of system up time, the number of failures of component i i 1,2, ..., k and the down time of component i i 1,2, ..., k are calculated. The asymptotic distribution of the cost of repair is also derived.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE