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Analysis of Stochastic Reliability Characteristics of a Repairable 2-out-of-3 System with Minimal Repair at Failure

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In this paper, we study the reliability and availability characteristics of a repairable 2-out-of-3 system. Failure and repair times are assumed exponential. The explicit expressions of reliability and availability characteristics such as mean time to system failure (MTSF), steady-state availability, busy period and profit function are derived using Kolmogorov’s forward equations method. Various cases are analyzed graphically to investigate the impact of system parameters on MTSF, availability, busy period and profit function.

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I. Yusuf and F. Koki, "Analysis of Stochastic Reliability Characteristics of a Repairable 2-out-of-3 System with Minimal Repair at Failure," Applied Mathematics, Vol. 4 No. 8, 2013, pp. 1115-1124. doi: 10.4236/am.2013.48151.

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