NOTE ON THE (N, T) REPLACEMENT RULE.

Charles Tapiero, Peter H. Ritchken

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A model is presented for analyzing (N, T) replacement policies. This rule consists of a T age replacement policy, combined with replacement after N failures, whichever comes first. Using renewal arguments, an optimal (N, T) policy is established. The model applies to situations where repair and/or replacement costs depend on the number of failures. An example illustrates the procedure with a Poisson process. Under special circumstances, the (N, T) maintenance model reduces to simpler forms. This model can be extended to handle (N, T) replacements of k-out-of-N reliability systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-376
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Reliability
VolumeR-34
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1985

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NOTE ON THE (N, T) REPLACEMENT RULE. / Tapiero, Charles; Ritchken, Peter H.

In: IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Vol. R-34, No. 4, 10.1985, p. 374-376.

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Tapiero, C & Ritchken, PH 1985, 'NOTE ON THE (N, T) REPLACEMENT RULE.', IEEE Transactions on Reliability, vol. R-34, no. 4, pp. 374-376.
Tapiero, Charles ; Ritchken, Peter H. / NOTE ON THE (N, T) REPLACEMENT RULE. In: IEEE Transactions on Reliability. 1985 ; Vol. R-34, No. 4. pp. 374-376.
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