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The Assessment of Availability through Simulation

  • T. T. Wong
  • S. L. Tang

Abstract

The observed availability of an engineering plant or equipment may be assessed through simulation. Althought probability plotting techniques are often employed to match a probability distribution to given data, an analytical approach is suggested for practical implementation on a microcomputer.

Keywords

Probability Distribution Function Monte Carlo Technique Engineering Plant Empirical Cumulative Distribution Function Lognormal Random Variate 
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References

  1. 1.
    Bovaird, R.L. et al. (1961) “Lognormal Distribution and Maintainability in Support Systems Research,” Naval Logistics Quarterly, 8, 343–356.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Kogan Page Ltd. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. T. Wong
    • 1
  • S. L. Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Marine EngineeringHong Kong PolytechnicHong Kong

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