Reliability approximation of k-out-of-n pairs: G balanced systems with spatially distributed units

Dingguo Hua, Elsayed A. Elsayed

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Abstract

Various industries are finding increasing uses for k-out-of-n pairs: G balanced systems, an example being an unmanned aerial vehicle. The reliability estimation for such systems is difficult to obtain, due to the complexity of the problem: the operation of the systems depends on not only the number of operating pairs but also their spatial configuration. The computation becomes time-consuming when n is large and k is small, since the number of successful events increases significantly. In this article, we develop a Monte Carlo simulation-based reliability approximation for k-out-of-n pairs: G balanced systems for different scenarios. Numerical examples show that the approximation is accurate and computationally efficient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)616-626
Number of pages11
JournalIISE Transactions
Volume50
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Keywords

  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Spatially distributed units
  • k-out-of-n pairs: G, balanced systems
  • reliability approximation

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