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A note on active redundancy allocations in k-out-of-n systems


  • Misra, Amit Kumar
  • Misra, Neeraj


Consider a k-out-of-n system comprising the components C1,...,Cn. Suppose that two spares, R1 and R2, are available for active redundancy in one of the following two ways: R1 with C1 and R2 with C2, or R1 with C2 and R2 with C1. Following Romera et al. (2004) and Valdés et al. (2010), we compare lifetimes of the resulting systems with respect to the criterion of stochastic precedence.

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  • Misra, Amit Kumar & Misra, Neeraj, 2011. "A note on active redundancy allocations in k-out-of-n systems," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 81(10), pages 1518-1523, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:81:y:2011:i:10:p:1518-1523

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    1. Li, Xiaohu & Hu, Xiaoxiao, 2008. "Some new stochastic comparisons for redundancy allocations in series and parallel systems," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 78(18), pages 3388-3394, December.
    2. Valdés, José E. & Zequeira, Rómulo I., 2003. "On the optimal allocation of an active redundancy in a two-component series system," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 63(3), pages 325-332, July.
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