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Optimal number of units for a parallel system

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 July 2016

Toshio Nakagawa
Affiliation:
Meijo University

Abstract

This paper considers a problem of determining the optimal number of units for a parallel redundant system. The optimal number N∗ to minimize the expected cost is given by a unique solution of equations. When the system is replaced before failure at time T, the optimal N∗ and T∗ are discussed, and a computing procedure for obtaining these values is specified.

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Copyright © Applied Probability Trust 1984 

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[1] Barlow, R. E. and Proschan, F. (1965) Mathematical Theory of Reliability. Wiley, New York.Google Scholar
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