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Issue 2 • Date June 1986

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Reliability Society

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): c2
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  • Rituals

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 129
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  • Sad Software

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 129
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  • New editorial structure - new editor

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 130
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  • Correspondence Items

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 130
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  • Modeling, Metamodeling, and Taxonomy of System Failures

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 131 - 136
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    A methodology, called the metasystem approach, is used to discuss modeling and metamodeling of systems failures. The methodology is based on a hierarchy of control where decisional and behavioral processes are differentiated on the basis of domain and logic levels. View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating MTBF Approximations for Simple Maintained Systems

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 137 - 138
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    This paper compares two approximations for evaluating the reliability of redundant systems subject to periodic maintenance (PM) wherein failed portions are periodically replaced. Such approximations are useful because exact analytic methods become burdensome even for seemingly simple redundant schemes. View full abstract»

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  • Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 138
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  • ESCAF for MTBF, Time Evolution, Sensitivity Coefficients, Cut-Set Importance, and Non-Coherence of Large Systems

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 139 - 144
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    ESCAF - an "Electronic Simulator to Compute and Analyze Failures" ¿ is a commercially available desktop apparatus, now in wide use, which employs special electronic circuit boards to simulate and analyze a system by methods and procedures that are easy to learn and apply by engineers with only very limited knowledge of electronics or computing. The apparatus has been used mainly to determine the ... View full abstract»

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  • The Effect of Incomplete and Deleterious Periodic Maintenance on Fault-Tolerant Computer Systems

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 144 - 178
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  • A Comparison of Four Monte Carlo Methods for Estimating the Probability of s-t Connectedness

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 145 - 155
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    This paper describes and compares the performance of four alternative Monte Carlo sampling plans for estimating the probability that two nodes, s and t, are connected in an undirected network whose arcs fail randomly and independently. Models of this type are commonly used when computing the reliability of a system of randomly failing components. The first method, dagger sampling, relies for its a... View full abstract»

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  • Practical papers-computer programs

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 155
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  • Reliability Modeling and Analysis of Computer Networks

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 156 - 160
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    The reliability analysis of computer communication networks is generally based on Boolean algebra and probability theory. This paper discusses various reliability problems of computer networks including terminal-pair connectivity, tree connectivity, and multi-terminal connectivity. This paper also studies the dynamic computer network reliability by deriving time-dependent expressions for reliabili... View full abstract»

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  • A multi-step stress-strength model of a parallel system

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 160
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  • Network Reliability Evaluation Using Probability Expressions

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 161 - 166
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    The terminal-pair reliability of a graph (network) is evaluated by means of probability expressions. These expressions result from a transformation of Boolean expressions from the Boolean domain into the probabilistic domain. Basic operations on probability expressions are shown, and a data representation is given for automation of the procedure. The performance of this procedure is compared with ... View full abstract»

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  • On the Relationship between Two Fatigue-Life Models

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 167 - 169
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    The relationship between two fatigue life distributions, namely the Birnbaum-Saunders and the Inverse Gaussian, is further investigated. An intimate connection exists between the two models, viz, the Birnbaum-Saunders is a mixture of two probability distributions: 1) an Inverse Gaussian random variable, and 2) the reciprocal of an Inverse Gaussian random variable. Advantages and disadvantages of t... View full abstract»

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  • Practical Papers

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 169
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  • Lifetime Distribution Identities

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 170 - 174
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    Five ways of representing the distribution of a continuous nonnegative random variable T are used extensively in the reliability literature: the probability density function, the reliability (survivor function), the hazard rate, the cumulative hazard function, and the mean residual life function. Properties, identities, and intuitive interpretations of the five representations are discussed. Sever... View full abstract»

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  • Correction to: Age Replacement Policies for Weibull Failure Times

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 174
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    Table 1 in the original paper is practical and useful. But a normalization factor needs to be pointed out to make the table ready to use. View full abstract»

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  • Conditional Availability of Intermittently-Used Systems in Non-Markov Environment

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 175 - 178
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    This paper discusses the steady-state conditional availability of intermittently-used systems during the periods of demand. All the distributions governing system and demand status are arbitrary. The history dependence of the system and demand behavior is tackled by introducing history and cumulative-history functions. The system is assumed to fail only in use. Two processing disciplines regarding... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of Series-Parallel Production Networks without Buffers

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 179 - 184
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    Unreliable production networks are examined in this paper. The aim is to find simple quantitative models to compute average production and throughput rates for series-parallel production systems without buffers. This is done using elementary probability. The analysis of complex networks relies on existing results for simple series and parallel networks. Two exact algorithms are presented for compu... View full abstract»

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  • The Dependence of the Average Income of a System on Its Initial State

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 184
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  • An Inventory Model with Product Obsolescence and Its Implications for High Technology Industry

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 185 - 187
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    The advent of micro-computers and other high technology products, such as visual inspection systems and robots, with their supporting hardware/software components has been paralleled with an appreciable increase in the number of distribution outlets. Each commercial outlet has to carry enough inventory to provide proper service to its customers. However, due to the fast change in the technology in... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal Allocation of Effort to Improve System Reliability

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 188 - 191
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    The optimal allocation of development effort to improve reliability for systems of general, but fixed, structure is discussed from a deterministic standpoint and also when there is uncertainty in component reliabilities at various stages of development. A computational algorithm is given for implementing the optimal allocation, called the optimal policy, and the form of the solution is related to ... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

IEEE Transactions on Reliability is concerned with the problems involved in attaining reliability, maintaining it through the life of the system or device, and measuring it.

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Way Kuo
City University of Hong Kong