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A generalized model for determining optimal number of minimal repairs before replacement. (English) Zbl 0795.90029
Summary: A generalized model for determining the optimal number of minimal repairs before replacement is introduced which incorporates minimal repair, replacement, and general random repair cost. The expected cost rate is obtained. It is shown that the optimal number \(n^*\) which minimizes the cost rate is given by a unique solution of the equation under certain conditions. Various special cases are considered.

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90B25 Reliability, availability, maintenance, inspection in operations research
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