Variables acceptance reliability sampling plan for repairable items

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Traditionally, acceptance reliability sampling plans have been developed for non-repairable items. However, the functions required for items become more and more complex and, accordingly, the items are composed of several components and tend to be repairable. In this paper, we consider variables acceptance reliability sampling plan for repairable items. We develop a variables acceptance sampling plan based on the failure and repair data observed during the testing period. It is shown that the developed sampling plan improves the reliability characteristic of the population and that the lifetimes of items before and after the reliability sampling test are stochastically ordered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1141-1156
Number of pages16
Issue number5
StatePublished - 3 Sep 2015

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  • minimal repair
  • mixture failure rate
  • repairable item
  • stochastic order
  • variable sampling plan


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