Journal of Applied Probability

Availability of periodically inspected systems subject to Markovian degradation

Peter C. Kiessler, Georgia-Ann Klutke, and Yoonjung Yang

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Abstract

This paper studies inspected systems with non-self-announcing failures where the rate of deterioration is governed by a Markov chain. We compute the lifetime distribution and availability when the system is inspected according to a periodic inspection policy. In doing so, we expose the role of certain transient distributions of the environment.

Article information

Source
J. Appl. Probab. Volume 39, Number 4 (2002), 700-711.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 20 November 2002

Permanent link to this document
http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jap/1037816013

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1239/jap/1037816013

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR1938165

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
01902514

Subjects
Primary: 90B25: Reliability, availability, maintenance, inspection [See also 60K10, 62N05]
Secondary: 60K15: Markov renewal processes, semi-Markov processes

Keywords
Availability Markovian degradation non-self-announcing failure lifetime distribution periodic inspections Fourier expansion

Citation

Kiessler, Peter C.; Klutke, Georgia-Ann; Yang, Yoonjung. Availability of periodically inspected systems subject to Markovian degradation. J. Appl. Probab. 39 (2002), no. 4, 700--711. doi:10.1239/jap/1037816013. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jap/1037816013.


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