Allocation of the Parameters Repair Time and Failure Rate for Maximum Availability Subject to a Cost Constraint.
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This paper develops a technique for allocating repair time and failure rate parameters to each component of a system based on obtaining a maximum availability for a given amount of funds. Assumptions used to make a solution feasible were constant failure rates, independent components, series system, and multiple failures possible. Different cost functions associated with changing each components failure rate and repair time were used in a discrete step form. Dynamic programming was used to solve the problem. A computer program was developed to facilitate the solution of the allocation technique and example problems are stated and solved.
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