Modeling and Simulation of Reliability Function of a k-out-of-n:F System with Partial Repair

Nika Ivanova
A heterogeneous hot standby repairable k-out-of-n system is considered. In one of the previous papers reliability characteristics for such system for the case of k = 2 and k = 3 with exponential lifetime distribution have been found and sensitivity analysis of their reliability characteristics to the shape of the repair time distribution of their elements has been performed. In this paper the problem of asymptotic insensitivity of such system is studied with the help of a simulation approach for a special case of a 3-out-of-6 system when both life and repair time have general distributions.