Accession Number : AD0738939

Title :   Determination of Transient Availability under Dependent Failures or Infinite Replacement Times,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Pollard,Charles A. , Jr

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The primary objective of the paper is to provide general availability functions for systems which involve repair. To solve the given problem, the Markovian process and Laplace Transforms are used to advantage. Two availability functions are derived, one general function and one restricted function. The general availability function is derived for a system which uses spares for repair of failed units. For this sytem it is assumed that replacement times can occur. The restricted availability function is derived for a system which uses spares with instantaneous replacement and complete repair of failed units. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REPLACEMENT THEORY, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES), INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), MAINTENANCE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE