Sensitivity Analysis of Characteristics of a k-out-of-n:F System to Shapes of Life and Repair Times Distributions of Its Components

Vladimir Rykov, Nika Ivanova, Dmitry Kozyrev
The problem of sensitivity of a redundant system's probability characteristics to shapes of the input distributions is considered. In some previous works, closed-form representations have been found for stationary characteristics of hot redundant systems with exponential lifetime distribution of their elements and general distribution of their repair time. In the current paper we carry out the sensitivity analysis of a k-out-of-n:F system with the help of simulation approach. Comparison of analytic and simulation results is presented.