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An Efficient Method for Reliability Evaluation of a General Network

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2 Author(s)
Suresh Rai ; Lecturer; Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering; Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra 132119 INDIA. ; K. K. Aggarwal

This paper presents a method for finding the terminal-pair reliability expression of a general network. First, the system success function S is found, beginning from the connection matrix for the logic diagram of the network. Second, using the concept of Exclusive operator, S is changed to its equivalent S (disjoint) form, and the reliability expression has been derived. The method has the advantage of not requiring step by step testing for disjointness. Examples illustrate the method.

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IEEE Transactions on Reliability  (Volume:R-27 ,  Issue: 3 )