This study presents the reliability assessment of a single unit connected to two types of external supporting devices for its operation. Each type of external supporting device has two copies I and II on standby. First order differential difference equations method is used to obtain the explicit expression for the steady state availability, busy period due to failure of type I and II supporting devices of repairmen, steady-state availability and profit function. Based on assumed numerical values given to system parameters, graphical illustrations are given to highlight important results. Comparisons are performed to highlight the impact of unit failure and repair rates on availability and profit.
Yusuf, Ibrahim and Fagge, Nura J.
Evaluation of Some Reliability Characteristics of a Single Unit System Requiring Two Types of supporting Device for Operations,
Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), Vol. 12,
2, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/aam/vol12/iss2/11