Annals of Operations Research

, Volume 212, Issue 1, pp 115–125

A new look at dynamic behavior of binary coherent system from a state-level perspective


DOI: 10.1007/s10479-012-1138-x

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Eryilmaz, S. Ann Oper Res (2014) 212: 115. doi:10.1007/s10479-012-1138-x


In this paper we study lifetime properties of binary coherent systems from a state-level perspective. We define and study a system whose performance levels are determined by its total number of working components and structure. That is, the more working components the better performance level for the system. This enables us to make a more detailed analysis of a binary system. We obtain the distributions of the time that is spent by the system in a specific state subset and a specific state. Our analysis is based on the use of system signature. We also define an optimization problem concerned with the determination of the number of warm standby components.


Coherent systemOrder statisticsReliabilitySignature

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringAtilim UniversityAnkaraTurkey