An information-based burn-in procedure for minimally repaired items from mixed population

Ji Hwan Cha, F. G. Badía

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Burn-in is a method used to eliminate the initial failures in field use. In this paper, we will consider an information-based burn-in procedure for repairable items, which is completely new type of burn-in procedure. By this procedure, based on the operational (failure and repair) history of the items observed during burn-in procedure, those with poor reliability performance are eliminated. From a probabilistic point of view, this burn-in procedure utilizes the information contained in the ‘random paths’ of the corresponding point processes. A general formulation of the model will be suggested, and under the suggested framework, two-stage optimization procedure for determining optimal burn-in procedures will be studied in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-525
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2016

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  • Burn-in
  • heterogeneous population
  • minimal repair
  • operational history
  • repairable item


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