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Issue 2 • Date June 1979

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Reliability Society

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): nil1
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): nil1
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  • Whose Fault?

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 97
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  • Accept vs. What?

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 97
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  • Technical Preplanning for Litigation

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 98 - 102
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    Litigation strategies often depend upon decisions made during or prior to the start of design or development of a product The features of a liability prevention program are reviewed so that documents with the necessary technical content for successful defense of a litigation will be available if needed. Their development during the design, manufacturing, and marketing phases of a product's life ca... View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 102
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  • How to Measure Software Reliability and How Not To

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 103 - 110
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    The paper criticises the underlying assumptions which have been made in much early modeling of computer software reliability. The following suggestions will improve modeling. 1) Do not apply hardware techniques to software without thinking carefully. Software differs from hardware in important respects; we ignore these at our peril. In particular-2) Do not use MTTF, MTBF for software, unless certa... View full abstract»

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  • Books Received for Review

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 110
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  • Starting & Limiting Values for Reliability Growth

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 111 - 114
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    Modifications of the Duane model for reliability growth which permit formulating test plans prior to test-data availability are presented herein. The modified model yields finite and nonzero MTBFs at the start and end of development testing. The unmodified Duane model is inadequate for formulating the Development Test plan for a Reliability Program because the MTBF is zero at the start of testing ... View full abstract»

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  • Comment on Lapp & Powers Fault Tree

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 114
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  • Two Algorithms for Determining the Most Reliable Path of a Network

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 115 - 119
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    This paper presents two algorithms for determining the most reliable paths of a communication network, taking into account both the reliabilities of nodes and links. A network is modeled by a linear graph. The first algorithm adapts a node labeling scheme; second is based on the shortest-path matrix algorithm. Both algorithms can be applied to oriented and nonoriented nonsymetric networks. The num... View full abstract»

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  • Comments on "Models for Reliability of Repaired Equipment

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 119
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  • Reliability Indices for a Power Network Considering Static, Transient, and Dynamic Performance

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 120 - 123
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    We propose to include stability margin violations which characterize the static, dynamic, and transient performance in the face of contingencies (e.g., loss of lines, loss of generation, load variations, and short circuits) in the definition of reliability indices, besides the usual continuity of supply at load points. Using the method of Lyapunov, the stability margins are defined to be a norm of... View full abstract»

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  • Comments on "A Direct Method to Calculate the Frequency and Duration of Failures for Large Networks

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 123
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    A brief discussion on star-delta, cut-set, and decomposition methods of reliability analysis is provided. View full abstract»

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  • Calculating the Time-Specific Frequency of System Failure

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 124 - 126
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    This paper develops a formula for converting the expression for time-specific probability of system success into time-specific frequency of system failure. This conversion rule is then used to derive an expression for time-specific frequency of system failure using the tie-set approach. The calculation of interval frequency from time-specific frequency is also presented. View full abstract»

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  • Maximum Reliability Route Subject to M Improvements In A Nondirected Network

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 127 - 128
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    The network consists of imperfect nondirected links and perfect nodes. For each link, some i.i.d. parallel redundant links will be attached, thus improving the reliability of communication between that pair of nodes. The problem is to determine the maximum-reliability route and optimally distribute a given number, M, of parallel redundant links on this path. Each redundant link has the reliability... View full abstract»

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  • Free proceedings

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 128
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  • Vibration, Shock and Intense Noise Testing for Reliability

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 129 - 132
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    Avionic units (particularly those used aboard high-performance aircraft and missiles) should be tested with vibration, shock, and intense noise. The goal of such laboratory testing is to identify weaknesses so that corrective steps toward high reliability can be taken. Test equipments and their applications to simulating pontentially damaging environments are considered. These subjects are notewor... View full abstract»

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  • Cost Optimization of Some Stochastic Maintenance Policies

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 133 - 136
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    This paper examines a preparedness policy of a stochastically failing system. It deals with two yet unsolved problems in the field of maintenance policies. Problem 1 analyzes a model that includes a discount factor. Problem 2 analyzes a model that includes maintenance costs that change over time. The models are solved by a conventional method and by dynamic programming. View full abstract»

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  • Optimal Number of Minimal Repairs before Replacement

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 137 - 140
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    This paper presents a model for determining the optimal number of minimal repairs before replacement. The basic concept paralles the periodic replacement model with minimal repair at failure introduced by Barlow & Hunter, the only difference being the replacement is signaled by the number of previous minimal repairs performed on the unit. In the case of Weibull distribution, which is widely used f... View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 140
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  • Improvement of Supervision Schedules for Protective Systems

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 141 - 144
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    Improvement of supervision schedule is considered for protective-systems of multiple components. Each component is periodically supervised. Our improvement procedure consists of two steps. 1) Determine the time length of supervision and duration of successive supervisions which maximize the minimum point availability for simultaneous supervision schedule where all components are supervised simulta... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 144
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  • Optimum Link Allocation of Fixed Topology Networks

    Publication Year: 1979 , Page(s): 145 - 147
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    An algorithm determines the optimum link allocation of fixed topology networks having perfectly reliable nodes. The link reliabilities are allocated iteratively using the sensitivities of the network reliability function with respect to each link. An example illustrates the algorithm. 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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