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Some remarks on rare-event approximation

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1 Author(s)
Collet, J. ; Electr. de France, Clamart, France

Two fault-tree analysis methods to compute the minimal cutsets union probability are: the rare-event approximation, and the minimal cutset upper-bound. The rare-event approximation is accurate if all the basic events have low probabilities. The accuracy improvement provided by the minimal cutset upper-bound approximation is negligible

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Reliability, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:45 ,  Issue: 1 )