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A maintanence policy for a system with multi-state components: an approximate solution
For maintenance and quality assessment purposes, various performance levels for both systems and components are identified, usually as a function of the deterioration. In this study, we consider a multicomponent system ...
Models of production lines as quasi-birth-death processes
The aim of this work is to illustrate the suitability of quasi-birth-death processes (QBDs) for stochastic modelling of production lines. With this end in mind, first, an introduction to QBDs is made, so that the reader ...