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Reliability Considerations for a 2-Unit Redundant System with Erlang-Failure and General Repair Distributions

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2 Author(s)
Kodama, Masanori ; Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan; Department of Probability and Statistics, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England. ; Deguchi, Hiroyasu

This paper considers the case of a 2-identical-unit redundant system with Erlang-failure and general repair distributions. Two cases are considered: 1) the failure of each unit is independent of the other; 2) when one unit fails, the failure distribution in the other unit changes. The Laplace transforms of the distribution of time to system failure and the explicit formula for the mean time to system failure are derived.

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Reliability, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:R-23 ,  Issue: 2 )