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Subject Area: Mechanical & Materials Engineering
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|Title:||Bootstrapping comparison on availability of parallel systems with non-identical components|
|Author(s):||Jau-Chuan Ke, (Department of Applied Statistics, National Taichung Institute of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan, China), Yunn-Kuang Chu, (Department of Applied Statistics, National Taichung Institute of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan, China), Jia-Huei Lee, (Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, China)|
|Citation:||Jau-Chuan Ke, Yunn-Kuang Chu, Jia-Huei Lee, (2008) "Bootstrapping comparison on availability of parallel systems with non-identical components", Engineering Computations, Vol. 25 Iss: 8, pp.801 - 816|
|Keywords:||Computer bootstrapping, Parallel machines, Simulation|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/02644400810909625 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – In order to develop a feasible and efficient method to acquire the long-run availability of a parallel system with distribution-free up and down times, the purpose of this paper is to perform the simulation comparisons on the interval estimations of system availability using four bootstrapping methods.
Design/methodology/approach – By using four bootstrap methods; standard bootstrap (SB) confidence interval, percentile bootstrap (PB) confidence interval, bias-corrected percentile bootstrap (BCPB) confidence interval, and bias-corrected and accelerated (BCa) confidence interval. A numerical simulation study is carried out in order to demonstrate performance of these proposed bootstrap confidence intervals. Especially, we investigate the accuracy of the four bootstrap confidence intervals by calculating the coverage percentage, the average length, and the relative coverage of confidence intervals.
Findings – Among the four bootstrap confidence intervals, the PB method has the largest relative coverage in most situations. That is, the PB method is the best one made by practitioners who want to obtain an efficient interval estimation of availability.
Originality/value – It is the first time that the relative coverage is introduced to evaluate the performance of estimation method, which is more efficient than the existing measures.
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