Availability Equivalence Factors of a General Repairable Parallel-Series System


The availability equivalence factors of a general repairable parallel-series system are discussed in this paper considering the availability function of the system. The system components are assumed to be repairable and independent but not identical. The life and repair times of the system components are exponentially distributed with different parameters. Two types of availability equivalent factors of the system are derived. The results derived in this paper generalize those given in the literature. A numerical example is introduced to illustrate how the idea of this work can be applied.

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Mustafa, A. and Sarhan, A. (2014) Availability Equivalence Factors of a General Repairable Parallel-Series System. Applied Mathematics, 5, 1713-1723. doi: 10.4236/am.2014.511164.

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