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A Recursive Algorithm For Bounding Network Reliability

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1 Author(s)
Shogan, Andrew W. ; School of Business Administration; 350 Barrows Hall; University of California; Berkeley, CA 94720 USA.

This paper presents a new recursive algorithm for computing bounds on the reliability of a directed, source-sink network whose arcs either function or fail with known probabilities. The reliability is the probability that a path (consisting only of functioning arcs) exists from the network's source to its sink. The algorithm is based on a partitioning of the nodes of the network into subsets S1, S2,..., SP such that all predecessors of a node belonging to Sp(2)

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Reliability, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:R-26 ,  Issue: 5 )

Date of Publication:

Dec. 1977

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