A Bayesian Approach to Optimal Replacement Policy for a Repairable System with Warranty Period

Jung, Gi-Mun;Han, Sung-Sil

  • Published : 2002.04.01


This paper considers a Bayesian approach to determine an optimal replacement policy for a repairable system with warranty period. The mathematical formula of the expected cost rate per unit time is obtained for two cases : RFRW(renewing free-replacement warranty) and RPRW(renewing pro-rata warranty). When the failure time is Weibull distribution with uncertain parameters, a Bayesian approach is established to formally express and update the uncertain parameters for determining an optimal replacement policy. Some numerical examples are presented for illustrative purpose.


Bayesian approach;maintenance period;minimal repair;replacement policy;RFRW;RPRW;Weibull distribution


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