A method for evaluation of reliability indices for repairable circular consecutive-k-out-of- n : F systems

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

63 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations



Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Journal / PublicationReliability Engineering and System Safety
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003


In this paper, a repairable circular consecutive-k-out-of-n: F system with one repairman is studied. It is assumed that the working time and the repair time of each component are both exponentially distributed and every component after repair is 'as good as new'. Each component is classified as either a key component or an ordinary component. Key components have priority in repair when failed. By using the definition of generalized transition probability, the state transition probabilities of the system are derived. Important reliability indices are evaluated for an example. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Availability, Generalized transition probability, Key components, Reliability, Repairable consecutive-k-out-of- n: F system, ROCOF