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IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 4 • Oct. 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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  • What & Why

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 241
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  • How

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 241
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  • Top-down Algorithm for Obtaining Prime Implicant Sets of Non-Coherent Fault Trees

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):242 - 249
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    An algorithm for finding all the prime implicant sets is given for non-coherent fault trees involving gates other than simple AND and OR, e.g., EOR and NOT. The sets are a generalization of min cut sets and can be used in quantitative and/or qualitative system reliability analysis. The algorithm is a top-down analysis and avoids sum of product expressions of top event, which usually involve a larg... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 249
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  • FATRAM-A Core Efficient Cut-Set Algorithm

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):250 - 253
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    Many algorithms have been developed for determining minimal cut sets for logic models (in particular, fault trees). Although these methods are theoretically correct, computer implementation of these algorithms proves them less efficient than is desirable. This paper presents a new method for determining the minimal cut sets, which makes more efficient use of computer memory. The gates are resolved... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 253
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  • Computerized Approach for Matrix-Form FMEA

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):254 - 257
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    This paper discusses a computerized technique for preparing a matrix-form of failure modes and effects analysis which has previously been completed using manual methods. The basic input to the computer is a definition of each element of the system, applicable failure modes, and the resultant effect of each failure mode. From this input, the computer develops the matrix, locates the intersections o... View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 257
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  • On Product Reliability Under Random Field Loads

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):258 - 260
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    This paper presents a simple design problem to illustrate the relationship between product reliability and design strength for the case where product failure is due to a single overload in a sequence of loads applied during the mission of the product. View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 260
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  • A Rapid Algorithm For Reliability Optimisation Of Parallel Redundant Systems

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):261 - 263
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    A rapid method is proposed for optimization of reliability of multiconstraint parallel redundant systems. The constraints need not be linear. This method provides good starting values, which are close to the boundary of the feasible region, for the number of redundant units in each subsystem. No proof has been presented to establish the optimality obtained by this method. Yet for examples tried ou... View full abstract»

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  • Books Received for Review

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 263
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  • Interactive Optimization of System Reliability Under Multiple Objectives

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):264 - 267
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    This paper considers a multiobjective reliability allocation problem for a series system with time-dependent reliability. The method determines the most preferable reliability allocation and preventive maintenance schedule. The problem is multiobjective nonlinear mixed-integer. The decision making procedure is based on interactive optimization and a nonlinear programming algorithm. The method is i... View full abstract»

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  • Annual Reliability & Maintainability Symposium Proceedings Price List for 1978

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 267
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  • Approximate Calculation of Block Replacement with Weibull Failure Times

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):268 - 269
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    A block replacement policy with Weibull failure times is considered. It is troublesome to compute an optimum planned replacement time numerically. An asymptotic calculation is given in terms of pdf and the failure rate. A numerical example shows that under some conditions the formulas help approximate an optimum time. View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 269
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  • Optimum Ordering Policies with Lead Time for an Operating Unit in Preventive Maintenance

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):270 - 271
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    An ordering policy allows a spare, delivered after a constant lead time, to be put into inventory. Under certain conditions there exists a finite and unique ordering policy maximizing the cost effectiveness, which balances the system effectiveness and the cost and is defined as [s-availability]/[s-expected cost rate]. View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 271
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  • Two Criteria for Preventive Maintenance

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):272 - 273
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    The purposes of this paper are to model the effects of imperfect maintenance, and from the model to derive conditions under which preventive maintenance is beneficial. The criteria are derived via: 1) maximization of the steady state availability and 2) minimization of the s-expected cost per unit time over an infinite time span when the maintenance times are non-zero. View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 273
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  • Life Data Analysis for Units Inspected Once for Failure (Quantal-Response Data)

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):274 - 279
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    This expository paper describes simple graphical and advanced maximum likelihood methods for estimating the life distribution of units that are inspected once and found failed or running. View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 279
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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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