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An Algorithm for Evaluating Overall Reliability of Special Tree-Networks

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1 Author(s)
Kontoleon, J.M. ; Dept. of Electrical Engineering; University of Wollongong; Wollongong N.S.W. 2500 AUSTRALIA.

The overall reliability of networks composed of trees, cycles and semi-cycles is determined using a computer algorithm. An n-node cycle contains n nodes and links forming a single loop; an n-node semi-cycle has more than one loop, but reduces to a cycle upon the removal of one link. The algorithm identifies all cycles and semi-cycles and determines iteratively the overall reliability using a simple formula and Bayesian decomposition.

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Reliability, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:R-29 ,  Issue: 4 )