Burn-in Policies for Products Having Dormant States

Wu, Shaomin and Clements-Croome, Derek (2007) Burn-in Policies for Products Having Dormant States. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 92 (3). pp. 278-285. ISSN 0951-8320 . (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2006.04.003) (Full text available)

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Many systems might have a long time dormant period, during which the systems are not operated. For example, most building services products are installed while a building is constructed, but they are not operated until the building is commissioned. Warranty terms for such products may cover the time starting from their installation times to the end of their warranty periods. Prior to the commissioning of the building, the building services products are protected by warranty although they are not operating. Developing optimal burn-in policies for such products is important when warranty cost is analysed. This paper considers two burn-in policies, which incur different burn-in costs, and have different burn-in effects on the products. A special case about the relationship between the failure rates of the products at the dormant state and at the operating state is presented. Numerical examples compare the mean total warranty costs of these two burn-in policies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Burn-in, Cost, Failure pattern, Reliability, Warranty policy, Costs, Failure analysis, Installation, Reliability theory, Burn-in, Failure pattern, Warranty policy, Product development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Shaomin Wu
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 15:54 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 09:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31021 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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