Markov Chains

  • Toshio Nakagawa
Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)


In  Sect. 3.4, we consider the system that repeats up and down such as operating and failed states alternately. Next, as one example of extended models, we take up the system with repair maintenance: The system begins to operate at time 0 and undergoes repair according to two types of failures such as minor and major failures. After the repair completion, the system becomes like new and begins to operate again.


Markov Chain Transition Probability Matrix Interarrival Time Kolmogorov Equation Stationary Transition Probability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationAichi Institute of TechnologyToyotaJapan

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