Accession Number:

ADA170081

Title:

Optimal Allocation of Multistate Components.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT CHICAGO CIRCLE DEPT OF MATHEMATICS STATISTICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

This paper presents some results in the optimal allocation of multistate components to k series systems so that some performance characteristic like expected number of systems functioning at level alpha or higher, the probability that at least one of the systems functions at level apha or higher, etc. is maximized. Our basic mathematical tools are majorization and Schur functions. These results may be used to obtain fruitful applications in reliability theory.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE