Mixture representations of residual lifetimes of used systems. (English) Zbl 1155.60305

J. Appl. Probab. 45, No. 4, 1097-1112 (2008); erratum ibid. 52, No. 4, 1183-1186 (2015).
Summary: The representation of the reliability function of the lifetime of a coherent system as a mixture of the reliability function of order statistics associated with the lifetimes of its components is a very useful tool to study the ordering and the limiting behaviour of coherent systems. In this paper, we obtain several representations of the reliability functions of residual lifetimes of used coherent systems under two particular conditions on the status of the components or the system in terms of the reliability functions of residual lifetimes of order statistics.


60E15 Inequalities; stochastic orderings
60K10 Applications of renewal theory (reliability, demand theory, etc.)
90B25 Reliability, availability, maintenance, inspection in operations research
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