A study on an optimal replacement policy for a degenerative system under partial product process
- Maintenance, Degenerative system, α-series process, Monotone process, Replacement policy N
In this paper, we study a degenerative reparable system with two types of failure states.Any system after repair can not be as good as new. A general monotone process model for a
degenerative system under partial product process is used. We use a replacement policy N based on the failure number of the system and to determine an optimal replacement policy N*
such that the average cost rate is minimized.