Damage models for multi-component systems

Gary Gottlieb*, Uri Yechiali

*Corresponding author for this work

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A series system of n components is subject to a damage process. The damage to each component is cumulative and when it exceeds a certain threshold the component, and hence the device, fails. For various optimality criteria related to system lifetime and system reliability, we find the optimal allocation of resources among the components where the total resources are limited and the allocation of the resources determines the threshold level of each component. Various inventory-type applications are noted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-197
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1980


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