Faculty Advisor

Swift, Andrew W.

Abstract

This project sought to determine whether spot or group relamping would be a more efficient maintenance system for National Grid. Through interpolation and extrapolation of partial survival functions, we constructed a probability for the failure time of one lamp. We used rejection sampling to draw failure times from our density function, and computed the number of failures of a group of lamps over a period of time. We were then able to estimate when spot or group replacement prevailed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Mathematical Sciences

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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