Methodology for Systems Reliability Analysis using Markov Models 2002-01-3437
The dependence among the components and the data associated with a repair politic, that can consists of the number of available teams and the components repair priority, rarely evaluate the measures of reliability. Thus, to evalute the reliability and availability values with these conditions, this article develops a methodology using the theory of Markovian stochastic processes. A system of ordinary differential equations is obtained using the concepts of component failure and repair rates, constants or variable in the time. Solving it, these values are obtained, allowing the calculation of the MTTF of the analyzed system, for an allowed error.