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Comment on "Probabilistic Evaluation of Prime Implicants and Top-Events for Non-Coherent Systems

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Peter S. Jackson ; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy; Combustion Engineering, Inc.; 9485-2405; 1000 Prospect Hill Rd.; Windsor, Connecticut 06095 USA.

The numerical example given by Inagaki & Henley to illustrate their methodology for the probabilistic evaluation of non-coherent systems contains incorrect calculations. Their otherwise satisfactory paper contains several numerical errors which appreciably affect the value of the top-event occurrence-probability and s-expected number of failures for their example.

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IEEE Transactions on Reliability  (Volume:R-31 ,  Issue: 2 )