A further extension of the generalized burn-in model

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In this paper, the generalized burn-in and replacement model considered by Cha (2001) is further extended to the case in which the probability of Type II failure is time dependent. Two burn-in procedures are considered and they are compared in cases when both the procedures are applicable. Under some mild conditions on the failure rate function r(t) and the Type II failure probability function p(t), the problems of determining optimal burn-in time and optimal replacement policy are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-270
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Probability
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2003


  • Bathtub-shaped function
  • Burn-in
  • General failure model
  • Optimal burn-in
  • Replacement policy


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