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Mean time-to-failure for a linear-consecutive-k-out-of-n:F system

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2 Author(s)
Kossow, Andreas ; Wismar Technol. Univ., Germany ; Preuss, W.

The authors present new simple formulas for the mean time-to-failure of a liner consecutive-k-out-of-n:F system. The assumptions are: the components and the system either fail or operate; all component lifetimes are s-independent and identically distributed (i.i.d.); and the system fails if and only if at least k consecutive components fail. The special classes of Weibull and exponential life distribution are studied

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

Date of Publication:

Aug 1991

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