Menachem Berg, Benjamin Epstein

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Under BRP (block replacement policy), an item undergoes a planned replacement at a sequence of equally spaced time points independent of failure history. The main drawback of BRP is that at planned replacement times one may be replacing practically new items. In this paper, a modified BRP is studied which is free of this drawback. The expected cost of following a modified BRP for lifetime distributions is calculated and illustrated for the case of an Erlang distribution. A numerical comparison is made between a modified BRP and a standard BRP for the special case of a two stage Erlang distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-24
Number of pages10
JournalNaval Research Logistics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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