On a better burn-in procedure

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A new burn-in procedure for a repairable component is proposed. During a burn-in period, the failed component is only minimally repaired rather than being completely repaired. This procedure is shown to be economical and efficient when the minimal repair method is applicable during a burn-in process. The properties of the optimal burn-in time b* and block replacement policy T* are also given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1099-1103
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Probability
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2000


  • Block replacement
  • Complete repair
  • Minimal repair
  • Optimal burn-in
  • Repairable component


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