Reliability of a Load-Sharing k-out-of-n System Under Decreasing of Components Residual Lifetime

Vladimir Rykov, Nika Ivanova
The reliability characteristics of a k-out-of-n system are studied in the case when a failure of one of the system's components leads to increasing the load on others, resulting in their residual lifetimes decreasing. The situation is modeled with the help of changing the components and the system hazard rate function. The reliability function and other reliability characteristics of such a system can be calculated with the proposed approach.