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IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 1 • Date April 1980

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Reliability Society

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): nil1
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): nil1
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  • Editorial MIL-STD-781C and Statistics

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 1
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  • Difficulties in Fault-Tree Synthesis for Process Plant

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):2 - 9
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    This paper identifies a number of related difficulties, some of which are still unsolved. Attention is drawn to failings in the type of pressure-flow model commonly used in the literature. Difficulties also exist when published algorithms are applied to control loops. These are illustrated for simple and cascade control applications and discussed in some detail. Eight general conclusions are: 1. T... View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 9
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  • The Fail-Safe Feature of the Lapp & Powers Fault Tree

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):10 - 11
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    In response to the Editor's suggestion, 3 states of the Lapp & Powers fault-tree model are distinguished, `good', `failed safe' and `failed unsafe'. Both the logical and the probability functions are given separately for both failed safe and good events as well as the probability calculations. A simplified 2-component example is also discussed to illustrate the relationship between XOR gates in fa... View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 11
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  • Application of a Boolean Identity for Fault Trees

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 12
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    In this paper various conditions that should exist in the fault trees for the application of Boolean identity xixj + xix¿j = xi have been discussed. It has also been algebraically proved that this identity is not required if preceded by xi + xixj = xi and xixj + xixj = xixj, in the simplification of logical expressions of fault trees, or else when the fault tree has a redundant arc. View full abstract»

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  • On The Specification of Repair Time Requirements

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):13 - 16
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    When specifying maintainability requirements, it is widely accepted practice (virtually universal in US military and DoD specifications) to specify the mean-time-to-repair and a `maximum' quantile of the repair time distribution. This practice is unsatisfactory for the lognormal distribution of repair times because: 1) As is well-known, it may be that for a given pair (mean, quantile) there is no ... View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 16
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  • Ground-Hypotheses for Beta Distribution as Bayesian Prior

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):17 - 21
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    The paper discusses the problem of a reasonable basis for choosing a prior distribution for a probability. The beta distribution is derived on the basis of some ground-hypotheses. The limitations of the proposed approach and a simple application are discussed with reference to Reliability. View full abstract»

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  • Comparisons of Point Estimation Methods in the 2-parameter Weibull Distribution

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 21
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    The following 3 estimation methods in a Weibull distribution are well-known; Maximum Likelihood Estimation (MLE), Coefficient of Variation (CV), and Weibull Probability Paper (WPP). By simulation we conclude that the WPP method is best. View full abstract»

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  • Reliability Bounds for Decomposable Multi-component Systems

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):22 - 23
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    This paper obtains lower and upper bounds for decomposable multi-component complex systems. Some particular cases are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 23
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  • Reliability Evaluation of a Flow Network

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):24 - 26
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    This paper presents a method for evaluating reliability of a flow network using the concept of lexicographic ordering. Associated with each branch of the network are the flow capacity and the probability that the branch functions properly. The network is successful if a specified units of flow can be transmitted through the network. A labeling scheme is used to route the flow through the network a... View full abstract»

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  • Sequential Destruction Method for Monte Carlo Evaluation of System Reliability

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):27 - 32
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    Circumstances favoring the use of Monte Carlo methods for evaluating the reliability of large systems are discussed. A new method, that of Sequential Destruction (SD) is introduced. The SD method requires no preparatory topological analysis of the system, and remains viable when element failure probabilities are small. It applies to a variety of reliability measures and does not require element fa... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 32
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  • Optimization of System Reliability via Redundancy and/or Design Considerations

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):33 - 35
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    The two traditional methods used in improving the reliability of a multi-stage system are examined. The first method is the creation of redundancy in system components, whereas the second method consists of overdesigning the system components. An Integrated Reliability Optimization Model that includes both of these two methods for improving the reliability of a system is presented. It is shown tha... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 35
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  • A New Method for Solving Reliability Optimization Problem

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):36 - 37
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    A simple and computationally attractive method for solving constrained (which may not be linear) reliability optimization problem, when both improved modules and redundancy are used, is presented. Usually only one initial point is sufficient to be considered. The method applies to both series as well as complex systems and some times gives better solution than Tillman et al. (1977). View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 37
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  • Landmarks in R&M Engineering: #5 On Management Support

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 37
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  • Some Observations on ``Optimization of System Reliability by SWIFT''

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):38 - 41
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  • General Failure Model Applied to Preventive Maintenance Policies

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):39 - 41
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    The reliability behavior of systems is investigated if two types of failures can happen. Type 1 is removed by minimal repair, Type 2 by replacement. Reliability expressions are derived. The results are used for calculating the s-expected long-run cost rate for a generalized age replacement policy and repair limits. View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

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

ewong@utdallas.edu