A Reparable Multistate Device

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A device that can assume several states of failure is called a multistate device. Closed form solutions for both the steady-state and time-dependent availability of such a device and probability of failure in state i at any given time t are developed, largely in Laplace Transform form.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-82
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Reliability
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1979

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Multistate device
  • Time-dependent availability


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