Reliability analysis as one of the important research topics in engineering has been researched by a number of authors. Reliability in classical distributions is based on precise parameters. It is usually assumed that parameters of distributions are precise real numbers. However, in the real world, the data sometimes cannot be measured and recorded precisely. In this paper, the concept of fuzzy reliability is extended by the idea of generalized intuitionistic fuzzy reliability. We investigate the reliability characteristics of systems using Rayleigh lifetime distribution, in which the lifetime parameter is assumed to be generalized intuitionistic fuzzy number. Generalized intuitionistic fuzzy reliability, generalized intuitionistic fuzzy hazard function, generalized intuitionistic fuzzy mean time to failure and their cut sets are discussed when the systems follow generalized intuitionistic fuzzy Rayleigh lifetime distribution. In this approach, for every special cut set, reliability curve and hazard curve are like a band with upper and lower bound. A numerical example is given to illustrate the proposed approach. Further, reliability analysis of the series and parallel systems are done.
Ebrahimnejad, Ali and Jamkhaneh, Ezzatallah B.
System reliability using generalized intuitionistic fuzzy Rayleigh lifetime distribution,
Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), Vol. 13,
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/aam/vol13/iss1/7