New bounds on the reliability of the consecutive k-out-of-r-from-n: F system

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The main goal of this article is to show that the lower and upper bounds on the failing probability resp. reliability of consecutive k-out-of-rfrom-n:F reliability systems developed by Sfakianakis, Kounias and Hillaris [M. Sfakianakis, S. Kounias, A. Hillaris, IEEE Trans Reliability 1992;R-41:442–447] can be improved by applying fourth order Boole… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S0951-8320(99)00021-6

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