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Journal of Quality and Reliability Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 212303, 20 pages
Review Article

Consecutive-Type Reliability Systems: An Overview and Some Applications

Department of Statistics and Insurance Science, University of Piraeus, 80 Karaoli and Dimitriou Street, 18534 Piraeus, Greece

Received 28 July 2014; Revised 10 April 2015; Accepted 17 April 2015

Academic Editor: Xiaohu Li

Copyright © 2015 Ioannis S. Triantafyllou. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The family of consecutive-type reliability systems is under investigation. More specifically, an up-to-date presentation of almost all generalizations of the well-known consecutive -out-of-: system that have been proposed in the literature is displayed, while several recent and fundamental results for each member of the aforementioned family are stated.