in: Wiley Encyclopedia of OR/MS , Cochran J. Cox Jr. L. Keskinocak P. Kharoufeh J. Smith J., Editor, John Wiley & Sons, West Sussex, UK , New-York, pp.1-5, 2011
Markov regenerative processes are continuous‐time stochastic processes with more general conditions of regeneration than regenerative processes. The limiting behavior of some queues with general distributions can be obtained using Markov regenerative argument. In this article, after some basic definitions, some results related to the transient and limiting properties of the Markov regenerative processes are given. Some results are demonstrated with examples.