Optimal design of systems subject to two kinds of failure

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The problem of achieving optimal system size is treated for k-out-of-n systems, assuming that failure may take either one of two forms. Under the assumption that components are independent and identical-distributed and the two kinds of system failures can have different costs, the optimal system size n which maximizes the mean system profit is determined. The effect of the system parameters on the optimal system size n is studied. A numerical example is given to illustrate the results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes
Event1990 Proceedings - Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 23 1990Jan 25 1990


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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