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Load-Sharing Systems

  1. Isha Dewan1,
  2. Uttara V. Naik-Nimbalkar2

Published Online: 15 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470400531.eorms0476

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

How to Cite

Dewan, I. and Naik-Nimbalkar, U. V. 2010. Load-Sharing Systems. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India

  2. 2

    University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUN 2010

Abstract

Load-sharing systems arise in several real-life situations. Some of them have been described below. Several models proposed in the literature for load-sharing systems are studied. The emphasis is on parametric estimation and testing and nonparametric estimation of system life distributions under equal and monotone load-sharing rules. Data sets that describe load-sharing systems have been described. A few probabilistic results are stated for completeness.

Keywords:

  • load sharing;
  • parallel systems;
  • m-out-of-k systems;
  • failure rate function;
  • system reliability;
  • dynamic modeling