A compound dependability measure arising from semi-Markov reliability model

Yasushi Masuda, Shigetaka Yamakawa

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A compound dependability measure is proposed and analyzed under the Markovian assumption by Csenki (1996). We extend his analysis to the semi-Markov setting and obtain the corresponding closed form expression. The analysis is quite simple and transform-free. The resulting formula has a clear probabilistic interpretatior. As a numerical example, we explore the behavior of a multi-mode system with periodic maintenance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-454
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Operations Research Society of Japan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Decision Sciences
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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