Alghamdi, SM and Percy, DF 2014, 'Reliability equivalence factors for a series-parallel system assuming an exponentiated weibull distribution' , in: Proceedings of 8th IMA International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability , Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
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In this study, we discuss the reliability equivalence factors of a series-parallel system with n series subsystems connected in parallel where subsystem i has m(i) independent and identically distributed components. We assume that each component has an exponentiated Weibull distribution. We consider improving the reliability of the system by (a) a reduction method and (b) several duplication methods: (i) hot duplication; (ii) cold duplication with perfect switch; (iii) cold duplication with imperfect switch. We compute two types of reliability equivalence factors: survival equivalence factors (SREF) and mean equivalence factors (MREF). We illustrate the results obtained with an application example.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Themes:||Built and Human Environment
Health and Wellbeing
|Schools:||Schools > Salford Business School
Schools > Salford Business School > Business and Management Research Centre
|Publisher:||Institute of Mathematics and its Applications|
|Funders:||Non funded research|
|Depositing User:||Professor D. F. Percy|
|Date Deposited:||17 Jul 2014 15:18|
|Last Modified:||11 Apr 2016 08:13|
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