IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Online ISSN : 1745-1337
Print ISSN : 0916-8508
Special Section on Recent Developments on Reliability, Maintainability and Dependability
Optimal Maintenance Policy of a Multi-Unit One-Shot System with Minimal Repair
Tomohiro KITAGAWATetsushi YUGEShigeru YANAGI
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2015 Volume E98.A Issue 10 Pages 2077-2083


A one-shot system is a system that can be used only once during its life, and whose failures are detected only through inspections. In this paper, we discuss an inspection policy problem of one-shot system composed of multi-unit in series. Failed units are minimally repaired when failures are detected and all units in the system are replaced when the nth failure is detected after the last replacement. We derive the expected cost rate approximately. Our goal is to determine the optimal inspection policy that minimizes the expected cost rate.

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