Advances in Applied Probability
- Adv. in Appl. Probab.
- Volume 48, Number 1 (2016), 88-111.
On comparing coherent systems with heterogeneous components
In this paper we investigate different methods that may be used to compare coherent systems having heterogeneous components. We consider both the case of systems with independent components and the case of systems with dependent components. In the first case, the comparisons are based on the new concept of the survival signature due to Coolen and Coolen-Maturi (2012) which extends the well-known concept of system signatures to the case of components with lifetimes that need not be independent and identically distributed. In the second case, the comparisons are based on the concept of distortion functions. A graphical procedure (called an RR-plot) is proposed as an alternative to the analytical methods when there are two types of components.
Adv. in Appl. Probab., Volume 48, Number 1 (2016), 88-111.
First available in Project Euclid: 8 March 2016
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Primary: 60E15: Inequalities; stochastic orderings
Secondary: 60K10: Applications (reliability, demand theory, etc.)
Samaniego, Francisco J.; Navarro, Jorge. On comparing coherent systems with heterogeneous components. Adv. in Appl. Probab. 48 (2016), no. 1, 88--111. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aap/1457466157