TY - JOUR
ID - 676658
TI - Redundancy allocation problem for k-out-of-n systems with a choice of redundancy strategies
JO - Journal of Industrial Engineering, International
JA - JIEI
LA - en
SN - 1735-5702
AU - Aghaei, Mahsa
AU - Hamadani, Ali Zeinal
AU - Abouei Ardakan, Mostafa
AD - Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, 84156-83111, Iran
AD - Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
Y1 - 2017
PY - 2017
VL - 13
IS - 1
SP -
EP -
KW - Redundancy allocation problem . Reliability optimization . Choice of redundancy strategies . k
KW - out
KW - ofn system
DO -
N2 - To increase the reliability of a specific system, using redundant components is a common method which is called redundancy allocation problem (RAP). Some of the RAP studies have focused on k-out-of-n systems. However, all of these studies assumed predetermined active or standby strategies for each subsystem. In this paper, for the first time, we propose a k-out-of-n system with a choice of redundancy strategies. Therefore, a k-out-of-n series–parallel system is considered when the redundancy strategy can be chosen for each subsystem. In other words, in the proposed model, the redundancy strategy is considered as an additional decision variable and an exact method based on integer programming is used to obtain the optimal solution of the problem. As the optimization of RAP belongs to the NP-hard class of problems, a modified version of genetic algorithm (GA) is also developed. The exact method and the proposed GA are implemented on a well-known test problem and the results demonstrate the efficiency of the new approach compared with the previous studies.
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