Seminar at SMU Delhi

February 1, 2012 (Wednesday) , 3:30 PM at Webinar
Speaker: Amit Mishra, Central University of Bihar
Title: Active Redundancy Allocations in Series Systems
Abstract of Talk
To enhance the performance of a system a common practice employed by reliability engineers is to use redundant components in the system. Two commonly used types of redundancy are the active (or parallel) redundancy and the standby redundancy. In active redundancy, available spares are connected in parallel with the components of the system and function simultaneously with them (which leads to consideration of maximum of random variables). Two different allocations of spares can be compared through stochastic orders between the lifetimes of corresponding systems. We will discuss the problem of optimally allocating active redundant components in the system and will provide detailed literature survey. We will also highlight our contributions in this area.