AM  Vol.5 No.3 , February 2014
The Mean Residual Lifetime of (n k + 1)-out-of-n Systems in Discrete Setting
ABSTRACT

In real life, there are situations in which the lifetime of the components of a technical system (and hence the lifetime of the system) is discrete. In this paper, we study the residual life, a (n - k + 1)-out-of-n system under the assumptions that the components of the system are independent identically distributed with common discrete distribution function F. We define the mean residual lifetime (MRL) of the system and under different scenarios investigate several aging and stochastic properties of MRL.


Cite this paper
M. Siahboomi, "The Mean Residual Lifetime of (n k + 1)-out-of-n Systems in Discrete Setting," Applied Mathematics, Vol. 5 No. 3, 2014, pp. 466-477. doi: 10.4236/am.2014.53046.
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