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In addition to the above assumptions, the following reliability quantities become objects of our interest. (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) The The The The distribution of the total damage at time t. mean total damage at time t. distribution of the time to failure. mean time to failure. Failures of the item during actual operations are costly in many situations or sometimes dangerous. We should inspect and maintain preventively the item before failure by appropriate methods such as repair, replacement and overhaul.

1, this theorem is proved. 2. 1. The dual system of the minimum (maximum) coherent kout-of-n:G system is the coherent maximum (minimum) n−k+1-out-of-n:G system. 1. 4 Modules of Coherent Systems In this section, we examine the concepts of modules of multistate systems which are practically important, since systems in real situations have a hierarchic structure and each layer of the hierarchy consists of modules, and each module also consists of modules of smaller size. In other words, 18 Stochastic Reliability Modeling, Optimization and Applications a system is constructed of systems of smaller size.

Maximal elements of the minimum (maximum) coherent k-out-of-n:G systems) Let (ΩC , S, ϕ) be the minimum (maximum) coherent k-out-of-n:G system. Then, for every s ∈ S\{N } and every maximum element x of Vs (ϕ), there exists B ⊂ C such that |B| = n − k + 1 and xi = min A:i∈A,|A|=k,A⊂C (inf Vs+1 (ϕA ))i − 1 , i ∈ B, Ni , i ∈ B. 2) by using every B ⊂ C such that |B| = n − k + 1 is a maximal element of Vs (ϕ). Proof. Let Ai ⊂ C, |Ai | = k (i = 1, 2), A1 ∩ A2 = φ. 2, we have for every i ∈ A1 ∩ A2 and every s ∈ S, the i-th coordinate state of every minimal element of Vs (ϕA1 ) is equal to the i-th coordinate state of every minimal element of Vs (ϕA2 ).