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March 2016 On comparing coherent systems with heterogeneous components
Francisco J. Samaniego, Jorge Navarro
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Adv. in Appl. Probab. 48(1): 88-111 (March 2016).

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In this paper we investigate different methods that may be used to compare coherent systems having heterogeneous components. We consider both the case of systems with independent components and the case of systems with dependent components. In the first case, the comparisons are based on the new concept of the survival signature due to Coolen and Coolen-Maturi (2012) which extends the well-known concept of system signatures to the case of components with lifetimes that need not be independent and identically distributed. In the second case, the comparisons are based on the concept of distortion functions. A graphical procedure (called an RR-plot) is proposed as an alternative to the analytical methods when there are two types of components.

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Francisco J. Samaniego. Jorge Navarro. "On comparing coherent systems with heterogeneous components." Adv. in Appl. Probab. 48 (1) 88 - 111, March 2016.

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Published: March 2016
First available in Project Euclid: 8 March 2016

zbMATH: 1336.60034
MathSciNet: MR3473569

Subjects:
Primary: 60E15
Secondary: 60K10

Rights: Copyright © 2016 Applied Probability Trust

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