Coupling techniques in reliability. (Techniques de couplage en fiabilité.) (French) Zbl 0819.60078

Authors’ summary: We use coupling methods to compare reliability and other related variables of complex systems made with interacting components, repairable or not. As an application, we obtain an upper bound for the mean time of failure.


60K10 Applications of renewal theory (reliability, demand theory, etc.)
60J27 Continuous-time Markov processes on discrete state spaces
90B25 Reliability, availability, maintenance, inspection in operations research
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