Repairable Systems: Renewal and NonRenewal
Published Online: 15 FEB 2011
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science
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Rigdon, S. E. 2011. Repairable Systems: Renewal and NonRenewal. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. .
- Published Online: 15 FEB 2011
Repairable systems are systems that can be restored to an operating condition by some repair operation. Models for repairable system are inherently different from models for nonrepairable systems. For nonrepairable systems, it is reasonable to assume that the lifetimes are independent and identically distributed. Models for the reliability of repairable systems must account for the occurrence of events in time. Often, these event times or interevent times are not independent and not identically distributed. This article presents models for repairable systems that account for these factors.
- repairable system;
- failure time;
- hazard function;
- nonrepairable system;
- power law;
- Weibull distribution