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IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 5 • Date Dec. 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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  • Users? !

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 481
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  • New Programs

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 481
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  • New editorial structure - new editor

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 482
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  • Correspondence Items

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 482
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  • Reliability of Implantable Electronic Devices: Two Case Studies

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):483 - 487
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    This paper presents two case studies of the reliability of implantable neural stimulators, designed specifically as auditory prostheses. These reliability results, collected from lifetime experiments, failure analysis, and manufacturing testing, confirm the crucial roles of well planned design and packaging in system reliability. Guidelines are proposed for the design of reliable implantable syste... View full abstract»

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  • 1987 Telecommunication Products/Services Workshop

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 487
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  • A Probabilistic Model of a Coal-Burning Power Plant

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):488 - 493
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    A coal burning power plant is considered. Its components are grouped into appropriate modules so that the whole unit is a series systems of 7 modules. Exponential distributions are used for life time and repair time of all components according to real data. A model is developed which generates: i) the reliability of components, modules, and the unit, and ii) the average amount of power generated b... View full abstract»

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  • Call for papers - special issue on application of reliability, safety, & risk disciplines in design & operation of chemical process systems

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 493
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  • Effect of System Processes on Error Repetition: A Probabilistic and Measurement Approach

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):494 - 497
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    This paper presents an approach to system reliability modeling where failures and errors are not statistically independent. The repetition of failures and errors until their causes are removed is affected by the system processes and degrades system reliability. Four types of failures are introduced: hardware transients, software and hardware design errors, and program faults. Probability of failur... View full abstract»

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  • 1987 Annual Spring Reliability Seminar

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 497
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  • Quantitative Reliability Evaluation of Repairable Phased-Mission Systems Using Markov Approach

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):498 - 503
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    A quantitative reliability model for a phased mission system is developed using a Markov process. Two cases for the mission-phase change times are assumed: 1) to be known in advance and 2) to be random variables. A method of solution is presented and illustrated by examples. The solution of phased-mission systems is equivalent to solving a sequence of uni-phase systems with appropriate initial con... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability of Periodic, Coherent, Binary Systems

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):504 - 507
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    A new phased-mission analysis considers periodic systems without repair. Periodic systems arise in applications such as aviation where a sequence of operating phases is repeated during each flight. A theorem relates such systems to a traditional single-phase system. The single-phase system is useful for approximating the reliability and mean life of the periodic system and is much simpler to analy... View full abstract»

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  • Duane, Prince of Faultland

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 507
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  • Bounds on Reliability of a Coherent System with Positively Correlated Components

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):508 - 511
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    An upper bound on the reliability of a coherent system of positively correlated components is obtained via an improved Bonferroni inequality. An example is given. The bound is sharper if the joint survival probability is known for each pair of components. View full abstract»

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  • US Air Force Research and Engineering Scholar Program

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 511
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  • The Failure Frequency of Systems with Dependent Components

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):512 - 517
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    The conventional approach to determining system failure frequency does not allow for dependent components. A novel approach presented here shows very clearly which information is needed to treat the case of dependence. The information is more complicated than that needed for system availability determination, yet it is of the same type, viz, joint probabilities or higher moments of joint binary pr... View full abstract»

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  • Stochastic Behaviour of a 2-Unit, Maintained, 1-out-of-2:G System with Detector

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):517 - 522
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  • Capacity Planning with Flow and Reliability Evaluation Using Monte Carlo Simulation

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):518 - 522
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    A Monte Carlo method for reliability assessment, network flow estimation, and capacity planning has been developed. An expansion strategy improves the system reliability (ie, reduces the system mean demand not served); this strategy selects the element with the highest full load ratio for capacity expansions. The procedure considers capacity-limited sources and links as well as multiple sinks with... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability Analysis of Networks with Capacity-Constraints and Failures at Branches & Nodes

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):523 - 528
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    A new method for reliability analysis of stochastic flow networks is proposed. Nodes as well as branches can have limited capacities and can fail. The method builds a branching tree. The tree-nodes are the disjoint terms of a symbolic reliability expression. The paper shows how to find the probability function and mean of the network performance. The method is both simple and effective. The minima... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability Analysis of Computer Systems Using Dataflow Graph Models

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):529 - 531
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    We use dataflow graphs to represent the computational structure, analogous to Petri nets and Turing machines, and have developed a method for analyzing the reliability of computer systems modeled as dataflow graphs. Because of the hierarchical nature of dataflow graphs, systems can be analyzed at several levels of abstraction. Reliabilities of subgraphs can be calculated using either traditional t... View full abstract»

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  • Open & Short Circuit Reliability of Systems of Identical Items

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):532 - 538
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    The paper is about reliability and risk analysis of systems of s-identical, s-independent items in terms of their probabilities of failure in open and short circuit. It is importantly assumed that the system is operational while at least one (or as a special case, more) operational item is connected physically to the input and output of the system either directly or through other good or shorted i... View full abstract»

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  • 1987 International Reliability Physics Symposium

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 538
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  • Computation of Mean Time to Failure for a System with Simple Redundancy

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):539 - 540
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    A system consisting of several independent components in series can be made more reliable by adding an "identical" component in parallel to some of the components. Two mathematical series are presented for computing the mean time to failure for the system when the failure times of the components are exponentially distributed. For large systems the evaluation of these series is not computationally ... View full abstract»

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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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W. Eric Wong
University of Texas at Dallas
Advanced Res Ctr for Software Testing and Quality Assurance

ewong@utdallas.edu