Accession Number:

AD0781906

Title:

On Time to First Failure in Multicomponent Exponential Reliability Systems

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Consider an n component reliability system having the property that at any time each of its components is either up i.e., working or down i.e., being repaired. Each component acts independently and it is supposed that each time the ith component goes up it remains up for an exponentially distributed time having mean mu sub i, and each time it goes down it remains down for an exponentially distributed time having mean v sub i. It is further supposed that whether or not the system itself is up at any time depends only on which components are up at that time. The author is interested in the distribution of the time of first system failure when all components are initially up at time zero. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE