A novel repair model for imperfect maintenance
Wu, S., John, G.A., Loy, H.M. and Clements-Croome, D.J. (2004) A novel repair model for imperfect maintenance. In: 5th Int. Mathematics and its Applications and Reliability Conference "Impact on Practice", University of Salford.
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The basic repair rate models for repairable systems may be homogeneous Poisson processes, renewal processes or nonhomogeneous Poisson processes. In addition to these models, geometric processes are studied occasionally. Geometric processes, however, can only model systems with monotonously changing (increasing, decreasing or constant) failure intensity. This paper deals with the reliability modelling of the failure process of repairable systems when the failure intensity shows a bathtub type non-monotonic behaviour. A new stochastic process, an extended Poisson process, is introduced. Reliability indices and parameter estimation are presented. A comparison of this model with other repair models based on a dataset is made.