Some characteristics of a man-machine system operating subject to different weather conditions
ABSTRACT This paper deals with some characteristics of a single unit of a man-machine system operating under different weather conditions. It is assumed that the failure, repair and change of weather conditions (normal-stormy) are stochastically independent random variables, each having an arbitrary distribution. The system is analysed by the semi-Markov process technique. Some reliability measures of interest to system designers as well as operations managers have been obtained. Explicit expressions for the Laplace-Stieltjes transforms of the distribution function of the first passage time, mean time to system failure, pointwise availability and steady-state availability of the system are obtained. Several important results have been derived as particular cases.
Article: On human reliability—Bibliography[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: This review article presents a brief introduction and an up-to-date list of selective bibliography on human reliability.Microelectronics Reliability. 01/1980;
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ABSTRACT: This paper presents two mathematical Markov models to predict human reliability of time continuous operation tasks. Laplace transforms of the state probability equations are developed.Microelectronics Reliability. 01/1982;