In this paper, we consider series-parallel and parallel-series systems with independent subsystems consisting of dependent homogeneous components whose joint lifetimes are modeled by an Archimedean copula. Then, by considering two such systems with different numbers of components within each subsystem, we establish hazard rate and reversed hazard rate orderings between the two system lifetimes, and also discuss how these systems age relative to each other in terms of hazard rate and reversed hazard rate functions.

Type of Study: Special Issue, Original Paper |
Subject:
62Exx: Distribution theory

Received: 2021/01/27 | Accepted: 2021/02/27 | Published: 2021/06/20

Received: 2021/01/27 | Accepted: 2021/02/27 | Published: 2021/06/20

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