Repairable Queue with Non-exponential Interarrival Time and Variable Breakdown Rates

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    This paper considers a single server queue in which the service time is exponentially distributed and the service station may breakdown according to a Poisson process with the rates γ and γ' in busy period and idle period respectively. Repair will be performed immediately following a breakdown. The repair time is assumed to have an exponential distribution. Let g(t) and G(t) be the probability density function and the cumulative distribution function of the interarrival time respectively. When t tends to infinity, the rate of g(t)/[1 – G(t)] will tend to a constant. A set of equations will be derived for the probabilities of the queue length and the states of the arrival, repair and service processes when the queue is in a stationary state. By solving these equations, numerical results for the stationary queue length distribution can be obtained.


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    Interarrival Time, Constant Asymptotic Rate, Stationary Queue Length Distribution, Repairable Queue.

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Article ID: 11218
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i2.15.11218

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