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IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 1 • Date April 1975

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Reliability Group

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): nil1
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): nil1
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  • A Contract Is a Piece of Software

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 1
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  • Now They Have Names

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 1
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  • Reliability Life Cycle of a Complex Electronic Airborne Equipment

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):2 - 7
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    A good reliability program through design and production results in excellent equipment performance in the field. A full life cycle under controlled failure reporting and analysis procedures is covered. An excess of 48 000 flight hours over 27 000 missions with 303 failures reported from five reporting maintenance shops constitutes the field reporting phase. In addition, details and supporting doc... View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 7
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  • A Cause-Consequence Chart of a Redundant Protection System

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):8 - 13
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    A cause-consequence chart is applied in analysing failures of a redundant protection system (a core spray system in a nuclear power plant). It is shown how the diagram provides a basis for calculating two probability measures for malfunctioning of the protection system. The test policy of components is taken into account. The possibility of using parameter variation as a basis for the choice of te... View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 13
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  • Optimization of System Reliability by a New Nonlinear Integer Programming Procedure

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):14 - 16
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    This paper presents a useful procedure of solving nonlinear integer programming problems. It finds, first, a pseudo-solution to the problem, as if the variables were continuous. Then it uses direct search in the neighbourhood of the pseudo-solution to find the optimum. The effectiveness of the method is shown with a 15-variable problem, which requires about 1 day's FORTRAN programming effort and 8... View full abstract»

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  • Sample Size for Selecting the Better of Two Weibull Populations

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):17 - 20
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    Suppose an experimenter wishes to select the better of two Weibull populations. In a life testing situation he may have some time t* for which the device must perform properly and he would consider the better population to be the one with the larger reliability at time t*. It is reasonable for the experimenter to test n items from each of the two populations until there are r(r < n) failures from ... View full abstract»

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  • NOTICE: December 1974 issue

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 20
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  • Bayesian Confidence Bounds for the Weibull Failure Model

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):21 - 26
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    The following bounds are derived for the Weibull failure model when the parameter is being characterized by the inverted gamma and uniform probability density functions (pdf); they are lower and upper Bayes-confidence bounds for the scale parameter and lower bounds for the reliability function. To illustrate the results a Monte Carlo simulation was performed to obtain 90% and 95% Bayes-confidence ... View full abstract»

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  • Errata: Solution of the Three-Parameter Weibull Equations by Constrained Modified Quasilinearization (Progressively Censored Samples)

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 26
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 26
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  • Pooling Life-Test Data by Means of the Empirical Bayes Method

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):27 - 30
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    The Empirical Bayes approach in reliability is reviewed non-technically by discussing the questions: What is Empirical Bayes; how does it differ from Bayes; when can I use it; how do I use it; and what do I gain by using it? The Empirical Bayes method is applied to the problem of estimating the outage rates for two 115 kV transmission circuits of a regional power company. View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 30
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  • Frequency and Duration Concepts in System Reliability Evaluation

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):31 - 36
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    This paper develops a mathematical theory associated with frequency and duration methods in system reliability evaluation. The approach is based upon the concept of frequency as an expectation of the state encounter rate. These concepts are then used to derive the basic conditions for mergeability which are very useful when evaluating the reliability of large systems. View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 36
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  • Evaluation of Maintenance Policies using Markov Chains and Fault Tree Analysis

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):37 - 44
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    Reliability analyses of multi-component systems can often be refined by combining Markov-chain models for detailed component characterizations with fault-tree evaluation techniques for describing over-all system behavior. A difficulty encountered in the application of this combined approach is that component maintenance policies can induce statistical dependence among component failures. Thereby, ... View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 45
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  • Reliability Analysis of Logic Circuits

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):46 - 52
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    An efficient algorithm is presented for computing the reliability matrix of a logic network whose components are characterized by a known probability of malfunctioning. Using the concept of path sensitizing, a graphical representation of error propagation is derived. Through the computation of Boolean path functions, the information provided by these graphs is put into a malfunction table from whi... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 52
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  • Studies in Cascade ReliabilityߞI

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):53 - 56
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    An n-Cascade system is defined as a special type of standby system with n components. A component fails if the stress on it is not less than its strength. When a component in cascade fails, the next in standby is activated and will take on the stress. However, the stress on this component will be a multiple k times the stress that acted on its predecessor. The system fails if due to an initial str... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 56
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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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W. Eric Wong
University of Texas at Dallas
Advanced Res Ctr for Software Testing and Quality Assurance

ewong@utdallas.edu