Optimal operational selection and sequencing of systems with mixtures of one-shot units

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Abstract

One-shot units are produced and stored in batches at arbitrary times. Non-destructive tests (NDTs) are conducted randomly and repeatedly at arbitrary times during the one-shot units' entire life horizon to assess its reliability metrics. Some units (with nonhomogeneous characteristics) are selected from storage and launched or operationally used at arbitrary times as needed. Referring to the launched units as a system, we optimize the system's operational use by determining the selected units' characteristics (number of units selected from each batch) and its launching sequence. The system reliability metrics such as the expected number of successfully launched units, the average and variance of the probability that the system achieves a successful operation, and the expected time of the system's kth failure are considered in the optimum selection procedure. Considering the units' inhomogeneity, we provide the confidence bounds of the probability that the system achieves a successful operation based on the units' optimal selection and launching sequence. A simulation model is developed to validate the proposed optimal sequence.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - 23rd ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
EditorsHoang Pham
PublisherInternational Society of Science and Applied Technologies
Pages126-130
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780991057641
StatePublished - 2017
Event23rd ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design 2017 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Aug 3 2017Aug 5 2017

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - 23rd ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design

Other

Other23rd ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period8/3/178/5/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

Keywords

  • Nonhomogeneous
  • One-shot units
  • Optimum selection
  • Optimum sequence
  • Reliability optimization
  • System reliability

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