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The mean residual life function of a k-out-of-n structure at the system level

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2 Author(s)
Asadi, M. ; Dept. of Stat., Univ. of Isfahan, Iran ; Bayramoglu, I.

In the study of the reliability of technical systems, k-out-of-n systems play an important role. In the present paper, we consider a k-out-of-n system consisting of n identical components with independent lifetimes having a common distribution function F. Under the condition that, at time t, all the components of the system are working, we propose a new definition for the mean residual life (MRL) function of the system, and obtain several properties of that system.

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Reliability, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:55 ,  Issue: 2 )