Design of optimum component test plans in the demonstration of diverse system performance measures

Yamangil E., ALTINEL İ. K. , Cekyay B., FEYZİOĞLU O. , Ozekici S.

IIE TRANSACTIONS, cilt.43, sa.7, ss.535-546, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/0740817x.2010.523768
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.535-546


While component-level tests have many advantages over system-level tests, the actual protection offered in making inferences about system reliability is not the same as what is expected. Thus, a significant proportion of research has concentrated on the design of system-based component test plans that also have minimum cost. This article extends those previous studies by considering two additional system performance measures: expected system lifetime and system availability. After explicitly expressing these performance measures as a function of failure rates for various system types, the component testing problem is formulated as a semi-infinite linear programming problem and solved with a column generation technique incorporating signomial geometric programming. Several numerical examples are presented that provide insight on the model parameters.