The structural birnbaum importance of consecutive-k systems

Hsun Wen Chang*, Rong-Jaye Chen, F. K. Hwang

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An overview is given on the combinatorial case and the uniform case. The new half-line case is proposed and some new results and conjectures are presented. Extensive computer-generated data are used to give counterexamples to some plausible conjectures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-197
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Combinatorial Optimization
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002


  • Birnbaum importance
  • Consecutive-k systems
  • Structural importance
  • System reliability

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