Transient analysis of large Markov models with absorbing states using regenerative randomization
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In this article, we develop a new method, called regenerative randomization, for the transient analysis of continuous time Markov models with absorbing states. The method has the same good properties as standard randomization: numerical stability, well-controlled computation error, and ability to specify the computation error in advance. The method has a benign behavior for large t and is significantly less costly than standard randomization for large enough models and large enough t. For a class of models, class C, including typical failure/repair reliability models with exponential failure and repair time distributions and repair in every state with failed components, stronger theoretical results are available assessing the efficiency of the method in terms of “visible” model characteristics. A large example belonging to that class is used to illustrate the performance of the method and to show that it can indeed be much faster than standard randomization.
CitationCarrasco, J. Transient analysis of large Markov models with absorbing states using regenerative randomization. "Communications in statistics. Simulation and computation", Octubre 2005, vol. 34, núm. 4, p. 1027-1052.