On a terminating renewal shock process with an independent wear process

Ji Hwan Cha, Maxim Finkelstein

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In this article, we study shock models that can stochastically describe, for example, collapses of different structures. For this purpose, we consider a combination of an extreme shock model and a specific cumulative shock model, where shocks occur according to a renewal process. A new interpretation of the previous shock model studied by the authors, where shocks arrive according to a nonhomogeneous Poisson process, is given. Based on this interpretation, the results are extended to the case when the shock process follows a renewal process. Some examples are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-408
Number of pages6
JournalStructure and Infrastructure Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 2012


  • cumulative shock model
  • extreme shock model
  • failures
  • memoryless property
  • reliability
  • renewal shock process
  • repair
  • wear


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