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Cost Analysis of A System with Preventive Maintenance by Using the Kolmogorov’s Forward Equations Method

Khaled Moh. El-Said1
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American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 5 No. 4, 2008, 405-410

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2008.405.410

Submitted On: 17 August 2006 Published On: 30 April 2008

How to Cite: El-Said, K. M. (2008). Cost Analysis of A System with Preventive Maintenance by Using the Kolmogorov’s Forward Equations Method. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 5(4), 405-410. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2008.405.410

Abstract

This study deals with cost analysis of a two- unit cold standby redundant system with preventive maintenance.The random failure occurs at random times which follow an exponential distribution and also the repair time are assumed to be exponentially distributed. Using the Kolmogorov’s forward equations method. Several reliability characteristics are obtained. The mean time to system failure (MTSF) and the profit function are studied graphically.

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Keywords

  • Cost analysis
  • steady-state availability
  • mean time to system failure (MTSF)
  • preventive maintenance (pm) and the kolmogorov’s forward equations method