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Computations of the signature reliability of the coherent system

Akshay Kumar (G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India)
S.B. Singh (G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India)

International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management

ISSN: 0265-671X

Article publication date: 5 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to compute the signature reliability of the coherent systems.

Design/methodology/approach

The considered k-out-of-n coherent system consists of n number of elements connected in series. With the help of these systems, the authors have evaluated a mathematical structure using universal generating function.

Findings

Using the universal generating function technique, the authors evaluate tail signature, Barlow-Proschan index, expected lifetime and expected cost.

Originality/value

In this paper, the authors have developed a coherent systems based on the universal generating function technique.

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Citation

Kumar, A. and Singh, S.B. (2017), "Computations of the signature reliability of the coherent system", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 34 No. 6, pp. 785-797. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJQRM-10-2016-0178

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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