V.S.S. Yadavalli, A. Bekker


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A consistent asymptotic normal (CAN) estimator and confidence limits for the steady-state availability of series and parallel systems subject to unit failures, common-cause shock (CCS) failures and human error are studied. This paper also deals with the estimation from a Bayesian viewpoint with a number of prior distributions assumed for the unknown parameters in the system, which reflect different degrees of belief on the failure mechanisms. A Monte Carlo simulation is used to derive the posterior distribution for the steady-state availability and subsequently the highest posterior density (HPD) intervals. A numerical example illustrates the results.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: 'n Konsekwente asimptotiese normaalberamer en vertroueintervalle vir die ewewigstoestandsbeskikbaarheid van stelsels in serie en parallel, wat onderworpe is aan eenheids-, gemeenskaplike skok- en menslike foutfalings, word bestudeer. In die artikel word ook 'n Bayes-benadering gevolg vir die beraming deur 'n aantal a priori-verdelings vir die onbekende parameters in die stelsel, wat verskillende grade van vertroue in die falingsmeganismes weerspie, te aanvaar. Monte Carlo-simulasie word gebruik om die a posteriori-verdeling vir die ewewigstoestandsbeskikbaarheid en daarna die hoogste a posteriori-digtheidsintervalle (HPD) af te lei. 'n Numeriese voorbeeld illustreer die resultate.

Full Text:




  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2015 The South African Journal of Industrial Engineering

ISSN 2224-7890 (on-line)

Powered by OJS and hosted by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service since 2011.


This journal is hosted by the SU LIS on request of the journal owner/editor. The SU LIS takes no responsibility for the content published within this journal, and disclaim all liability arising out of the use of or inability to use the information contained herein. We assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any breaches of agreement with other publishers/hosts.

SUNJournals Help