Semi-Markov Processes: Applications in System Reliability and Maintenance - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128005187, 9780128006597

Semi-Markov Processes: Applications in System Reliability and Maintenance

1st Edition

Authors: Franciszek Grabski
eBook ISBN: 9780128006597
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128005187
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st September 2014
Page Count: 270
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Description

Semi-Markov Processes: Applications in System Reliability and Maintenance is a modern view of discrete state space and continuous time semi-Markov processes and their applications in reliability and maintenance. The book explains how to construct semi-Markov models and discusses the different reliability parameters and characteristics that can be obtained from those models.
The book is a useful resource for mathematicians, engineering practitioners, and PhD and MSc students who want to understand the basic concepts and results of semi-Markov process theory.

Key Features

  • Clearly defines the properties and theorems from discrete state Semi-Markov Process (SMP) theory.
  • Describes the method behind constructing Semi-Markov (SM) models and SM decision models in the field of reliability and maintenance.
  • Provides numerous individual versions of SM models, including the most recent and their impact on system reliability and maintenance.

Readership

Students, researchers and scientists dealing with mathematical reliability theory (mathematicians) and practitioners (engineers) dealing with reliability analysis.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Discrete state space Markov processes
    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Basic definitions and properties
    • 1.2 Homogeneous Markov chains
    • 1.3 Continuous-time homogeneous Markov processes
    • 1.4 Important examples
  • 2. Semi-Markov process
    • Abstract
    • 2.1 Markov renewal processes
    • 2.2 Definition of discrete state space SMP
    • 2.3 Regularity of SMP
    • 2.4 Other methods of determining the SMP
    • 2.5 Connection between Semi-Markov and Markov process
    • 2. 6 Illustrative examples
    • 2.7 Elements of statistical estimation
    • 2.8 Nonhomogeneous Semi-Markov process
  • 3. Characteristics and parameters of SMP
    • Abstract
    • 3.1 First passage time to subset of states
    • 3.2 Interval transition probabilities
    • 3.3 The limiting probabilities
    • 3.4 Reliability and maintainability characteristics
    • 3.5 Numerical illustrative example
  • 4. Perturbed Semi-Markov processes
    • Abstract
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Shpak concept
    • 4.3 Pavlov and Ushakov concept
    • 4.4 Korolyuk and Turbin concept
    • 4.5 Exemplary approximation of the system reliability function
    • 4.6 State space aggregation method
    • 4.7 Remarks on advanced perturbed Semi-Markov processes
  • 5. Stochastic processes associated with the SM process
    • Abstract
    • 5.1 The renewal process generated by return times
    • 5.2 Limiting distribution of the process
    • 5.3 Additive functionals of the alternating process
    • 5.4 Additive functionals of the Semi-Markov process
  • 6. SM models of renewable cold standby system
    • Abstract
    • 6.1 Two different units of cold standby system with switch
    • 6.2 Technical example
    • 6.3 Cold standby system with series exponential subsystems
  • 7. SM models of multistage operation
    • Abstract
    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 Description and assumptions
    • 7.3 Construction of Semi-Markov model
    • 7.4 Illustrative numerical examples
    • 7.5 Model of multimodal transport operation
  • 8. SM model of working intensity process
    • Abstract
    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 Semi-Markov model of the ship engine load process
    • 8.3 SM model for continuous working intensity process
  • 9. Multitask operation process
    • Abstract
    • 9.1 Introduction
    • 9.2 Description and assumptions
    • 9.3 Model construction
    • 9.4 Reliability characteristics
    • 9.5 Approximate reliability function
    • 9.6 Numerical example
  • 10. Semi-Markov Failure Rate Process
    • Abstract
    • 10.1 Introduction
    • 10.2 Reliability function with random failure rate
    • 10.3 Semi-Markov Failure Rate Process
    • 10.4 Random Walk Failure Rate Process
    • 10.5 Alternating failure rate process
    • 10.6 Poisson failure rate process
    • 10.7 Furry-Yule failure rate process
    • 10.8 Failure rate process depending on random load
    • 10.9 Conclusions
  • 11. Simple model of maintenance
    • Abstract
    • 11.1 Introduction
    • 11.2 Description and assumptions
    • 11.3 Model
    • 11.4 Characteristics of operation process
    • 11.5 Problem of time to preventive service optimization
    • 11.6 Example
  • 12. Semi-Markov model of system component damage
    • Abstract
    • 12.1 Semi-Markov model of multistate object
    • 12.2 General Semi-Markov model of damage process
    • 12.3 Multistate model of two kinds of failures
    • 12.4 Inverse problem for simple exponential model of damage
    • 12.5 Conclusions
  • 13. Multistate systems with SM components
    • Abstract
    • 13.1 Introduction
    • 13.2 Structure of the system
    • 13.3 Reliability of unrepairable system components
    • 13.4 Binary representation of MMSs
    • 13.5 Reliability of unrepairable system
    • 13.6 Numerical illustrative example
    • 13.7 Renewable multistate system
    • 13.8 Conclusions
  • 14. Semi-Markov maintenance nets
    • Abstract
    • 14.1 Introduction
    • 14.2 Model of maintenance net
    • 14.3 Model of maintenance net without diagnostics
    • 14.4 Conclusions
  • 15. Semi-Markov decision processes
    • Abstract
    • 15.1 Introduction
    • 15.2 Semi-Markov decision processes
    • 15.3 Optimization for a finite states change
    • 15.4 SM decision model of maintenance operation
    • 15.5 Optimal Strategy for the Maintenance Operation
    • 15.6 Optimization Problem for Infinite Duration Process
    • 15.7 Decision problem for renewable series system
    • 15.8 Conclusions
  • Summary
  • Bibliography
  • Notation

Details

No. of pages:
270
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780128006597
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128005187

About the Author

Franciszek Grabski

Franciszek Grabski is a Full Professor and the Head of the Mathematics and Physics Department at the Naval University in Gdynia, Poland.

The main focus of his math research interests focus on probability theory, in particular its applications in system reliability theory and practice. He has constructed and tested several new reliability stochastic models and developed the Bayesian methods applications in reliability.He is the author or co-author of more than 100 scientific papers, course-books and monographs in the probability and reliability field. His main monographs are published in Polish.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mathematics and Physics, Polish Naval University, Gydnia, Poland.

Reviews

"...a modern and successful monograph of this area...provides a very good look at the current knowledge in this area, offered by a recognized researcher of such kind of stochastic processes." --MathSciNet