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Jain, Madhu
Sharma, Richa
Sharma, Gokul Chandra
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[Journal:] Journal of Industrial Engineering International [ISSN:] 2251-712X [Volume:] 9 [Year:] 2013 [Pages:] 1-11
This paper studies the operating characteristics of an MX/Hk/1 queueing system under multiple vacation policy. It is assumed that the server goes for vacation as soon as the system becomes empty. When he returns from a vacation and there is one or more customers waiting in the queue, he serves these customers until the system becomes empty again, otherwise goes for another vacation. The breakdown and repair times of the server are assumed to follow a negative exponential distribution. By using a generating function, we derive various performance indices. The approximate formulas for the probability distribution of the waiting time of the customers in the system by using the maximum entropy principle (MEP) are obtained. This approach is accurate enough for practical purposes and is a useful method for solving complex queueing systems. The sensitivity analysis is carried out by taking a numerical illustration.
Batch arrival
k-type hyper-exponential distribution
State-dependent rates
Maximum entropy principle
Long-run probabilities
Un-reliable server
Queue length
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