In this paper a recursive method is developed to obtain the steady state probability distribution of the number of down machines at arbitrary time epoch of a machine interference problem with spares. Various system performance measures, such as average number of down machines, average waiting time for repair, average number of spare machines, average number of operating machines, machine availability and opdrator utilization, etc., have been obtained for a variety of repain time distributions.
European Journal of Operational Research – Elsevier
Published: Feb 22, 1996
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