ANALYSIS OF DISCRETE-TIME MACHINE REPAIR PROBLEM WITH TWO REMOVABLE SERVERS UNDER TRIADIC POLICY

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KIIT University India Professor & Dean , School of Computer Application,KIIT University, Bhubaneswar

Abstract

This paper analyzes a controllable discrete-time machine repair problem with
L operating machines and two repairmen. The number of working servers can be adjusted
depending on the number of failed machines in the system one at a time at machine's failure or
at service completion epochs. Analytical closed-form solutions of the stationary probabilities of
the number of failed machines in the system are obtained. We develop the total expected cost
function per machine per unit time and obtain the optimal operating policy and the optimal
service rate at minimum cost using quadratic ¯t search method and simulated annealing
method. Various performance measures along with numerical results to illustrate the in°uence
of various parameters on the bu®er behavior are also presented.

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