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On Some Ageing Properties of General Repair Processes

  • Maxim Finkelstein (a1)

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We consider ageing properties of a general repair process. Under certain assumptions we prove that the expectation of an age at the beginning of the next cycle in this process is smaller than the initial age of the previous cycle. Using this reasoning, we show that the sequence of random ages at the start (end) of consecutive cycles is stochastically increasing and is converging to a limiting distribution. We discuss possible applications and interpretations of our results.

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Postal address: Department of Mathematical Statistics, University of the Free State, PO Box 339, 9300 Bloemfontein, South Africa. Email address: finkelm.sci@ufs.ac.za

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On Some Ageing Properties of General Repair Processes

  • Maxim Finkelstein (a1)

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