### Abstract

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 language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 149-152 |

Number of pages | 4 |

Journal | Proceedings of the Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium |

State | Published - Jan 1 1990 |

Externally published | Yes |

Event | 1990 Proceedings - Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium - Los Angeles, CA, USA Duration: Jan 23 1990 → Jan 25 1990 |

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### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Engineering(all)
- Engineering (miscellaneous)

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**Optimal design of systems subject to two kinds of failure.** / Pham, Hoang.

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T1 - Optimal design of systems subject to two kinds of failure

AU - Pham, Hoang

PY - 1990/1/1

Y1 - 1990/1/1

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

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JO - Proceedings of the Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium

JF - Proceedings of the Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium

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