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IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 4 • Date Oct. 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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  • Perfect Arithmetic

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 273
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  • Maximum Likelihood

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 273
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  • Probabilistic Assessment of Collisions Involving Seagoing Ships

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):274 - 278
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    This paper deals with the quantitative study of three major routes-Galveston to the Persian Gulf, New York to Rotterdam, and New York to the Persian Gulf-for ships over 2000 gross tons. An assessment is made of the collision-free traverse over the chosen routes. Estimates are valid for the anticipated life of these ships. View full abstract»

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  • Robert W. Sherman

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 278
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  • Lignite Fuel and Power-Plant Availability

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):279 - 282
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    This initial study of lignite-fueled power plants encompasses the characteristics of lignite coal, plant reliability problems associated with the handling and burning of Northern Great Plains (NGP) lignite, information on present NGP lignite-fueled plants, a study of boiler and turbine arrangement for achieving low plant unavailability, and a preliminary cost comparison of alternate boiler and tur... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 282
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  • Control Charts for Weibull Processes With Standards Given

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):283 - 288
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    When the traditional median and range chart limits from s-normal theory are applied to Weibull processes, the risk (the probability of a single point falling outside the control limits) is substantially different from the 0.003 a control chart user might have hoped for. This paper presents new limits for Weibull median and range charts, and proposes two additional control charts. These charts are ... View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 288
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  • A Cost Model for Skip-lot Non-destructive Sampling

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):289 - 291
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    This paper investigates economic design of a sampling plan using skip-lot approach when sampling is non-destructive. A skip-lot cost model is developed by considering production, appraisal, and failure costs. The optimal sampling plan is characterized by the sample size, the acceptance number, and the inspection interval. Two alternate policies are considered in the design of sampling plan; consta... View full abstract»

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  • Landmarks in RAM Engineering: #3 On Tailoring

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 291
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  • Models of Hierarchal Replacement

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):292 - 299
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    Replacement problems can take a wide variety of forms. We discuss techniques which can be applied to a rather broad class of problems, including as special cases many practical situations. The models incorporate allowances for both-i) replacement from aging stocks, ii) hierarchal structures for replacement elements of different kinds. For the most part, each level of elements in the hierarchy has ... View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 299
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  • Consonance Sets for 2-Parameter Weibull and Exponential Distributions

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):300 - 302
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    This paper describes a general method for constructing consonance sets based on the Kolmogorov-Smirnov goodness-of-fit statistic. The method is applied to constructing consonance sets for two widely applicable distributions in reliability, the 2-parameter Weibull and exponential distributions. The paper concludes with a numerical example. View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 302
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  • Some Properties of Logic-Trees Containing Mutually-Exclusive Primary-Events

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):303 - 308
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    The paper analyzes logic-trees containing mutually exclusive primary events. A logic-tree is similar to a fault-tree, but can contain successes as well as failures. s-Coherent structure function and other basic terms are defined. Some useful properties of s-coherent structure functions are presented which include, as special cases, the previous results for logic-trees containing no mutually exclus... View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 308
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  • Comments on "An Efficient Simple Algorithm for Fault Tree Automatic Synthesis from the Reliability Graph

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):309 - 315
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    Several observations are made on a recently published paper for automatic synthesis of Fault trees from Reliability graphs. View full abstract»

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  • A Reliability Model for Error Correcting Memory Systems

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):310 - 315
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    This paper evaluates the reliability of a memory system incorporating any sort of linear error-correcting code. If the failure hypothesis is too simple (viz, a failure affects the entire memory chip or only one memory bit) an evaluation of reliability can be wrong. The following considerations are thus important: 1. The failure model is based on the internal design of the memory chip. 2. The memor... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability Optimization by Generalized Lagrangian-Function and Reduced-Gradient Methods

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):316 - 319
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    Nonlinear optimization problems for reliability of a complex system are solved using the generalized Lagrangian function (GLF) method and the generalized reduced gradient (GRG) method. GLF is twice continuously differentiable and closely related to the generalized penalty function which includes the interior and exterior penalty functions as a special case. GRG generalizes the Wolfe reduced gradie... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability Evaluation of a Network with Delay

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):320 - 324
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    In a computer or communication network, the reliability and transfer-delay of communication are important measures of performance. This paper describes a method of evaluating the reliability of a network with delay. When network elements fail, delay is defined as the length of the shortest remaining path between two specified nodes. We find the occurrence probability of events that a central node ... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 324
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  • Repair Priority Effect on Availability of a 2-unit System

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):325 - 326
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    This paper is concerned with a 2-unit parallel system with priority repair. The priority rule is a mixture of several disciplines. The optimal priority rule minimizes the s-expected total discounted time in which the system is failed. The optimality of Late Preemption Rule is shown and the effect of the rule on the availability of the system is investigated. 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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University of Texas at Dallas
Advanced Res Ctr for Software Testing and Quality Assurance

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