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A Simulation-based Multi-level Redundancy Allocation for a Multi-level System

Volume 11, Number 4, July 2015 - Paper 6 - pp. 357-367

YOUNG JIN HAN,WON YOUNG YUN, and JI YOUNG LEE

Department of Industrial Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan, SOUTH KOREA

Received on August 31, 2014, revised on December 22, 2014)

Abstract:

In this paper, we deal with a multi-level redundancy allocation problem for a multi-level system and system, modules and component levels in the system are simultaneously considered as candidates for redundancy. System availability and life cycle cost are used as the constraint and objective function, respectively, and are estimated by simulation. The level and degree of redundancy are determined that minimize the life cycle cost and satisfy the target system availability. An estimation of distribution algorithm is used to determine best solutions, and numerical examples are studied in order to compare module redundancy with component redundancy.

 

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