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Issue 2 • Date June 1977

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Reliability Group

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): nil1
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): nil1
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  • The Natural Order of Things & People

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 81
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  • Structured-Programming and Contracts

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 81
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  • Correlation Between Laboratory Test & Field Part Failure Rates

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):82 - 84
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    In Japan, failure rates for non high-reliability electronic parts, obtained from laboratory tests, are generally about ten times those obtained in the field. The reasons for this difference have been analysed by using part failure-rate data collected from major part suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and public users in Japan. This paper numerically analyses transistor data. The two main causes o... View full abstract»

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  • Is MIL-STD-781B A Good Reliability Test Specification? Part II

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):85 - 87
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    Conspicuous by its absence in Part I was any reference to the field-laboratory numerical reliability relationship. This subject was intentionally avoided, since it is complex enough to be discussed separately. This paper provides further support to Part I, and finds that MIL-STD-781B is a good reliability test specification; it ought not to be replaced by the proposed MIL-STD-781C. Minor changes t... View full abstract»

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  • Comment on MIL-STD-781C

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 87
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  • Efficient Construction of Minimal Cut Sets from Fault Trees

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):88 - 94
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    A formal method and an algorithm are presented to determine minimal cut sets (MCSs) from fault trees. The method is based upon segmenting the tree, constructing MCSs of subtrees and subsequent expanding into the MCS of the original tree. The major advantage of the method is the direct determination of MCSs up to any order required. More particularly, the algorithm DICOMICS allows straightforward a... View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 94
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  • Fault Tree Analysis Using Bit Manipulation

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):95 - 99
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    This paper describes an efficient technique for computerized fault-tree analysis. The technique is based upon binary coding of events and bit manipulation for tree reduction, reducing both computation time and computer storage requirements. The operations include generation of minimal cut sets for trees containing arbitrary AND and OR logic, and determination of top event existence probability for... View full abstract»

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  • Annual Reliability & Maintanability Symposium Proceedings Price List

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 99
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  • COMCAN - A Computer Code for Common-Cause Analysis

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):100 - 102
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    COMCAN, a computer code for common-cause analysis, is described in terms of required and optional inputs and the various printout options available to the user. The program is written in FORTRAN IV for both the IBM 360/75 and CDC-7600 computers. COMCAN uses fault-tree minimal cut-sets as input for location of single generic secondary events which can cause system failure. Thus, there is no additio... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 102
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  • Maximum Reliability Route Subject to k-Improvements in a Directed Network

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):103 - 105
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    The network consists of links and perfect nodes. Each link has several known reliability numbers associated with it; each reliability number is related to the number of improvements made on that link. The network reliability is to be maximised subject to a constraint on the sum of the number of link improvements, by finding the appropriate route through the network. Dynamic programming is used to ... View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 105
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  • A Variance Minimization Method of Reliability Design

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):106 - 110
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    This approach to reliability design seeks to minimize the variance on system lifetime within s-expected life and economic constraints. We consider the case where the parameters of the lifetime distribution are constant and discuss the more general case where the parameters of the lifetime distribution are random variables. The design procedure is illustrated by simple numerical examples which show... View full abstract»

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  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 110
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  • Allocation of Test Effort for Minimum Variance of Reliability

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):111 - 115
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    This paper is concerned with the problem of determining the optimal allocation of test effort among individual components of a system. Using knowledge of the relationship between component uncertainty and system uncertainty, and component and system test costs, the test allocation is determined so as to minimize the variance of an estimator of overall system reliability. The optimal allocations fo... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 115
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  • Optimal Selection of Sequential Tests for Reliability

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):116 - 118
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    Reliability test requirements exist whereby truncated sequential test methods offer management the opportunity to minimize the s-expected cost of a test by optimal selection of the blend of resources that will be consumed by the test. The models presented here are useful in the real world design of reliability tests because of the ease of arriving at cost estimates and the existing availability of... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal Design of a Series-Parallel System with Time-Dependent Reliability

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):119 - 120
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    The paper formulates an optimal reliability design problem for a series system made of parallel redundant subsystems. The variables for optimization are the number of redundant units in each subsystem and the reliability of each unit. There is a cost-constraint. The time for which the system reliability exceeds a specified value is to be maximized. Similarly the cost could be minimized for a const... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 120
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  • An Application of Optimal Control Theory to Repairman Problem with Machine Interference

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):121 - 124
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    Optimal preventive maintenance policy for a system of machines subject to random breakdowns and repairs is derived using optimal control theory. The optimal policy is shown to be `bang-bang'. The model accounts for the waiting line at the repair facility and establishes a link between machine maintenance and classical repairman problem involving machine interference. An example illustrates the pro... View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 124
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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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US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)