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k-out-of-n:G systems: some cost considerations

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2 Author(s)
Suich, Ronald C. ; California State Univ., Fullerton, CA, USA ; Patterson, R.L.

The authors provide a tool that an engineer designing a subsystem can use to decide between one subsystem and a more reliable but more costly one. The authors provide methods for selecting redundancy levels in k-out-of-n:G systems in order to minimize particular cost considerations where the k-out-of-n:G system is a subsystem of a major system. The n and k are chosen to minimize the total cost of the subsystem plus the average loss due to subsystem failure. A BASIC program is available to determine the n and k which find this minimum. Five loss functions are considered, and illustrations are given

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Reliability, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 3 )