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Reliability Measures of Semi-Markov Systems with General State Space

Nikolaos Limnios ()
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Nikolaos Limnios: University of Technology of Compiègne

Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, 2012, vol. 14, issue 4, 895-917

Abstract: Abstract The aim of this paper is to present a systematic modeling of reliability and related measures: availability, maintainability, failure rate, rate of occurrence of failures, mean times, etc., known in the literature under the term dependability. This model includes the continuous and discrete time semi-Markov processes with general state space. This is one of the most general models in reliability theory since it includes as particular cases the Markov and renewal processes.

Keywords: Semi-Markov process; Reliability; Availability; Failure rate; Rate of occurrence of failure; Mean time to failure; Survival function; 60K15; 90B25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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