International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online)

Laplace Transformation Techniques vs. Extended Semi-Markov Processes Method
Liang Hong, Jyotirmoy Sarkar


Abstract
We consider a continuously monitored one-unit system supported by an identical spare unit, and perfectly repaired by an in-house regular repairer within a predetermined fixed patience time, or by a visiting expert repairer who arrives when the system fails or when the patience time is over, and who repairs all failed units. We demonstrate the difficulties and the shortcomings of the Laplace transformation technique, and how these are overcome by the extended semi-Markov process method.

 

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