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Issue 1 • April 1978

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Reliability Group

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): nil1
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): nil1
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  • Consumer & Producer Risk Points

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 1
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  • Management Tradeoff

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 1
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  • Taming the All-Equipment Reliability Test

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):2 - 6
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    As currently used, the all-equipment reliability test provides unequal risks favoring the producer for short test periods and favoring the consumer for long test periods. This paper describes the empirical derivation of a method for modifying the test to provide equal producer and consumer risks over a range of test lengths. With the formulas provided in the paper, the user can structure an all-eq... View full abstract»

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  • Directed Graph Techniques for the Analysis of Fault Trees

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):7 - 15
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    Since the introduction of the fault tree method for system safety and reliability analysis more than a decade ago, the method has gained considerable acceptance for qualitative analyses. It has also gained a degree of acceptance for quantitative analyses, despite difficulties encountered in performing the probabilistic evaluations using available methods. Some of the difficulties encountered with ... View full abstract»

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  • Statistical Model for a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis and its Application to Computer Fault-Tracing

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):16 - 22
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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    This paper presents a mathematical model of a general statistical approach to a system Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). It describes, in particular, the FMEA theory itself, and its application to computer fault-tracing, using a Markov model. The theory yields both a reliability table showing system failure-state probabilities, and a criticality table identifying probable causes of system ... View full abstract»

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  • Comments on "Algorithm for Reliability Evaluation of a Reducible Network

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):23 - 24
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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 24
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  • Comparison of Age, Block, and Failure Replacement Policies

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):25 - 29
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    Two widely used preventive replacement policies are the age replacement policy (ARP) and the block replacement policy (BRP). Another replacement policy is the failure replacement policy (FRP) in which no preventive replacements are made at all. In this paper we give a rule for choosing the least costly of the above three policies under conditions specified in the paper. The implementation of this ... View full abstract»

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  • List of referees

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):29 - 30
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  • Optimal Reliability Allocation by Branch-and-Bound Technique

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):31 - 38
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    The paper presents an efficient method for finding the exact optimal solutions of reliability allocation problems that are formulated as an integer nonlinear programming problem generalized to handle nonlinear constraints and nonseparable problems. The method is based on branch-and-bound and developed by considering separation and relaxation techniques. View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 38
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  • Optimal Reliability Allocation Under Preventive Maintenance Schedule

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):39 - 40
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    This paper considers a series system of components with time-dependent reliability and gives a new formulation of an optimal reliability allocation problem where an optimal preventive maintenance (PM) schedule is determined simultaneously. The importance of this formulation is shown in comparison with a conventional formulation where PM schedule is not taken into account. The optimization problem ... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal Availability of Maintainable Systems

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):41 - 45
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    Operating a system for optimum availability is a key aspect in many a complex system. Failure of the system can have serious consequences both in monetary terms as well as in loss of production or disruption of service. Optimal control theory provides a convenient tool to obtain the optimal maintenance policies of maintainable systems. These optimal policies are obtained by applying the generalize... View full abstract»

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  • Comments on "Risk Avoidance

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 45
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  • An Application of Kalman Techniques to Estimating Availability

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):46 - 48
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    This paper applies Kalman filtering techniques to reliability smoothing. Point availability as a function of time is estimated through Kalman filtering techniques. Approximate determination of the sampling interval and the measurement variance is given. The error variance of the estimate of the steady-state availability and the steady-state Kalman gain are zero. From this, it is found that the est... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability Modeling and Analysis of Fault-Tolerant Memories

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):49 - 54
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    A memory array reliability model is developed that can be applied to a wide range of memory organizations including random-access memories (RAM) and read-only memories (ROM). The model is particularly useful for computing the reliability of fault-tolerant memories that employ techniques such as hardware redundancy, error-correcting codes, and software error-correcting algorithms. The model accommo... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 54
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  • A New Approach to Machine Generation of Random Variables With Any Distribution

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):55 - 57
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    A general procedure for generating a random variable with any distribution is presented. The basis of the procedure is that an event can be expressed as an outcome of two mutually exclusive events. The advantage of this procedure is illustrated with an example. The procedure has been used in Monte Carlo simulation studies of complex manufacturing and testing systems. View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 57
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  • Some Inequalities for Failure Distributions

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):58 - 59
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    Inequalities for continuous and discrete failure distributions with monotone failure rates are given. Their use and some physical meanings are shown. View full abstract»

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  • Books Received For Review

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 59
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  • An Evaluation of Two Model Specification Techniques for a Lognormal Distribution

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):60 - 63
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    Two frequently used statistical estimation techniques are applied to the lognormal distribution with unit shape-parameter. The first technique involves comparing sample estimates of skewness and kurtosis with their corresponding population values in order to determine the suitability of the distribution as a model for a set of empirical data. The sample skewness and kurtosis for samples of moderat... 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

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