•A two-component system subject to hidden and two-stage revealed failures is studied.•Each revealed failure increases the occurrence rate of hidden failure.•Both periodic and opportunistic inspection may be imperfect.•The goal is to find the optimal periodic inspection interval that minimizes total cost.•Recursive formulation is supplied for creating expected values applied in simulation.
Reliability Engineering and System Safety – Elsevier
Published: Jun 1, 2018
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