Transformed Lévy processes as state-dependent wear models

Ji Hwan Cha, Sophie Mercier

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Many wear processes used for modeling accumulative deterioration in a reliability context are nonhomogeneous Lévy processes and, hence, have independent increments, which may not be suitable in an application context. In this work we consider Lévy processes transformed by monotonous functions to overcome this restriction, and provide a new state-dependent wear model. These transformed Lévy processes are first observed to remain tractable Markov processes. Some distributional properties are derived. We investigate the impact of the current state on the future increment level and on the overall accumulated level from a stochastic monotonicity point of view. We also study positive dependence properties and stochastic monotonicity of increments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-486
Number of pages19
JournalAdvances in Applied Probability
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2019

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  • Reliability
  • deterioration model
  • nonindependent increment
  • positive dependence
  • stochastic order
  • wear process


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