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Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS), 2010 Proceedings - Annual

Date 25-28 Jan. 2010

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Copyright notice]

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  • Symposium Management Committee

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  • Past symposia & general chairs

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  • Bayesian methods for evaluating discrete reliability growth

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    Bayesian estimation procedures are derived herein that may be utilized to evaluate reliability growth of discrete-use systems, such as guns, rockets, missile systems, torpedoes, etc. One advantage of these Bayesian procedures is that they directly quantify the epistemic uncertainties in model parameters, i.e., the shape parameters of the beta distribution, as well as several reliability growth met... View full abstract»

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  • Previous recipients [Evans-McElroy Award 1985-2009]

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  • The R. A. Evans - P. K. McElroy Award for 2009 best paper

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  • The R.A. Evans - P.K. McElroy Award for 2009 best paper

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): ix
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  • Tutorial sessions: Transcending traditional reliability approaches - from theory to practice

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  • Technical program sessions and moderators

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  • Technical papers

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  • Author index

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  • Fatigue life of a design subject to wide-band random loading

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    Metal fatigue is one of the most important failure modes to be considered in mechanical and structural design. The only satisfactory way to prevent fatigue failures in the service life span is by proper design; i.e., being able to predict the fatigue lifetime of a particular design through design analysis or testing. For engineering applications, designers need a simple and reasonably accurate des... View full abstract»

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  • Increasing the reliability of a self-optimizing railway guidance system

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    Recent advances in information processing enable new kinds of technical systems, called self-optimizing systems. These systems are able to adapt their objectives and their behavior according to the current situation and influences autonomously. This behavior adaptation is non-deterministic and hence self-optimization is a risk to the system, e.g. if the result of the self-optimization process does... View full abstract»

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  • Design for reliability in medical devices

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    The challenges faced by medical device manufacturers in bringing safe, reliable, low overall life-cycle cost products to market in a timely manner is increasing rapidly. The global recession, the increasing complexity and criticality of medical devices and the increasing number of safety recalls is driving the need for a good design for reliability (DFR) program in the medical industry. However, t... View full abstract»

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  • SEU concept to reality (allocation, prediction, mitigation)

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    For a number of years products are being impacted by transient faults that cause the systems to fail and returned to suppliers as returned material authorization (RMA). After further analysis, they deemed to be good and no problem found and ultimately sent back out to potential customers and replacements. These returns are most likely being caused by Single Event Upsets. The phenomenon of Single E... View full abstract»

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  • The impact of changes in DoD policy on reliability and sustainment

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    Taxpayer and Congressional confidence in the ability of the Department of Defense (DoD) to acquire and sustain effective, affordable weapons has been seriously undermined by failed procurements such as the US Air Force Tanker procurement, Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports documenting major delays in schedule and cost overruns, and internal DoD assessments that systems do not meet requ... View full abstract»

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  • Customized warranty policies for heterogeneous populations

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    Warranty policies are typically optimized under the assumption that customer populations are homogeneous-each customer's time to failure is calculated from the same probability distribution. A more realistic approach to the study of optimal warranty duration leads to the consideration of heterogeneous customer populations, where customers can be divided into groups, with each group following a sep... View full abstract»

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  • Best practices for effective reliability program plans

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    In this paper we take a comprehensive look into the practice of developing and executing reliability program plans. The paper is divided in three sections. In the first section we identify best practices concerning the process of developing and implementing a reliability program plan (RPP). The second section deals with the common pitfalls and the lessons learned from developing reliability progra... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and quantification of aging systems for maintenance optimization

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    This article deals with the maintenance optimization of a train air conditioning system. Indeed, SNCF (French Railway Company) which has in charge the maintenance of its rolling stock, is involved in research efforts in order to improve its techniques and efficiency in this field. In order to model this system, we use dynamic reliability method, the Piecewise Deterministic Markov Processes (PDMP).... View full abstract»

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  • Enhanced FMEA by multi-agent engineering FIPA based system to analyze failures

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    Agent structure has been proposed and used in a multiagent system with the logic and aim of safety engineering by the means of faulty diagnosis diagram to enhance the risk assessment method disadvantages such as shortcoming of FMEA in complex systems or with a process with numerous components. However there are several new concepts to improve the multi agent system engineering based on one or more... View full abstract»

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  • Application of ECSPN to RAMS modeling and analysis of hybrid drive systems

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    In our paper we present a modeling and simulation approach based on a class of Extended Colored Stochastic Petri Nets and a Monte Carlo Simulation to analyze and optimize hybrid car systems. The approach allows the modeling of various functional dependencies between the components of a hybrid car drive system and the integration of lifetime models. The Monte Carlo simulation approach allows the an... View full abstract»

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  • Redundancy optimization problem with warm-standby redundancy

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    This paper describes and demonstrates a solution methodology that determines optimal design configurations that maximize the reliability of a wide range of non-repairable systems. The problem formulation considers the generic case of warm-standby redundancy and extends state-of-the-art reliability optimization techniques in several dimensions: (1) non-constant component hazard functions, (2) warm ... View full abstract»

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