On the Residual and Inactivity Times of the Components of Used Coherent Systems Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • In the study of the reliability of technical systems in reliability engineering, coherent systems play a key role. In this paper we consider a coherent system consisting of n components with independent and identically distributed components and propose two time-dependent criteria. The first criterion is a measure of the residual lifetime of live components of a coherent system having some of the components alive when the system fails at time t. The second criterion is a time-dependent measure which enables us to investigate the inactivity times of the failed components of a coherent system still functioning though some of its components have failed. Several ageing and stochastic properties of the proposed measures are then established.

publication date

  • June 2012