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Solution algorithms for a nonhomogeneous multi-component inspection model.

Wang, W and Christer, AH 2003, 'Solution algorithms for a nonhomogeneous multi-component inspection model.' , Computers and Operations Research, 30 (1) , pp. 19-34.

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Abstract

In this paper, we present three solution algorithms for an established multi-component inspection system model based upon the delay time concept. First, Algorithm 1 is developed for obtaining the system replacement time if the defect arrival process is non-homogeneous. Algorithm 2 is presented as an extension to Algorithm 1 in which the non-constant optimal inspection intervals are also determined. Algorithm 3 is a numerical algorithm for solving an integral equation arising within the model in the case of opportunistic inspection at failures. Finally, an example is given to demonstrate the algorithm set in practice. The proof of the existence and uniqueness of solutions are presented.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA275 Mathematical Statistics
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Operations and Global Logistics Management
Journal or Publication Title: Computers and Operations Research
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0305-0548
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2007 11:16
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:46
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/286

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