Cost analysis for multi-component system with failure interaction under renewing free-replacement warranty

Bin Liu, Jun Wu, Min Xie

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Abstract

In a multi-component system, the assumption of failure independence among components is seldom valid, especially for those complex systems with complicated failure mechanism. For such systems, warranty cost is subject to all the factors including system configuration, quality of each component and the extent of failure dependence among components. In this paper, a model is developed based on renewing free-replacement warranty by considering failure interaction among components. It is assumed that whenever a component (subsystem) fails, it can induce a failure of one or more of the remaining components (subsystems). Cost models for series and parallel system configurations are presented, followed by numerical examples with sensitivity analysis. The results show that, compared with series systems, warranty cost for parallel systems is more sensitive to failure interaction.
LanguageEnglish
Pages874-882
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Volume243
Issue number3
Early online date27 Jan 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2015

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Warranty
Multicomponent Systems
Cost Analysis
Replacement
Interaction
Costs
Series System
Parallel Systems
Sensitivity analysis
Large scale systems
Subsystem
Configuration
Failure Mechanism
Cost Model
Sensitivity Analysis
Cost analysis
Complex Systems
Valid
Numerical Examples

Keywords

  • multi-component system
  • failure interaction
  • renewing free-replacement warranty

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In: European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 243, No. 3, 16.06.2015, p. 874-882.

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