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IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 2 • Date June 1981

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Reliability Society

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): nil1
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): nil1
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  • MIL-STD-781

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 97
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  • Reliability vs. Safety

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 97
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  • Prime Implicants of Noncoherent Fault Trees

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):98 - 100
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    The discussion prompted by a Kumamoto & Henley paper is analyzed and the central issues are set forth. Results of the SETS program are used to clarify some misunderstandings and to show that it can be used to obtain quickly all of the results presented by Kumamoto & Henley. A special class of noncoherent trees is identified on which the standard algorithm for coherent trees will always work. View full abstract»

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  • Correction to 1980 December Issue

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 100
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  • An Efficient Computational Technique for Evaluating the Cut/Tie Sets and Common-Cause Failures of Complex Systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):101 - 109
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    The paper describes a new and efficient approach to the cut/tie set and common-cause failure analysis for use with event tree or similar methodologies. The computational techniques have been developed for use by engineers during the design stage of a system, and computing efficiency is emphasized. The storage rquired for the cut/tie set analysis is the absolute minimum, i.e., only one path need be... View full abstract»

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  • Landmarks in R&M Engineering: #11 On Technical Publications

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 109
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  • Signal-Flow-Based Graphs for Failure-Mode Analysis of Systems with Control Loops

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):110 - 116
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    Control loops make failure-mode analysis via fault trees extremely difficult. This paper proposes a new approach based on signal flow graphs to model systems with control loops. Mason's Rule is applied to assess the effect of the loops. The top event of the system is defined by an inequality on a node-variable of the signal flow graph. Basic failures are modeled by source variables. Cut-off failur... View full abstract»

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  • FTAP ... Fault Tree Analysis Program

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 116
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  • Analysis of Coherent Multistate Systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):117 - 122
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    The structure and reliability of homogeneous s-coherent multistate systems is studied. Homogeneous systems have two properties: 1) their components can be rearranged internally in any arbitrary way without affecting the mapping of the component states onto the system state; 2) all components, all subsystems composed of them, and the system have the same set of states. Because of the s-coherence an... View full abstract»

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  • Free proceedings

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 122
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  • Computer-Oriented Formulation of Transition-Rate Matrices via Kronecker Algebra

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):123 - 132
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    This paper formulates the differential equations typical of a Markov problem in system-reliability theory in a systematic way in order to generate computer-oriented procedures. The coefficient matrix of these equations (the transition rate matrix) can be obtained for the whole system through algebraic operations on component transition-rate matrices. Such algebraic operations are performed accordi... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 132
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  • Optimal Replication for a Specific System Objective

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):133 - 138
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    This paper defines component replication as the concept of using two or more i.i.d. components at a specific location in a system design. Both parallel and series physical connections are used to place replicate components into a system. The choice of parallel or series depends upon why the components are being made replicate and is complicated by the fact that a component might be used for severa... View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 138
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  • Parametric Analysis of 2-Unit Redundant Computer Systems With Corrective and Preventive Maintenance

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):139 - 144
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    This paper shows the span of results which can be obtained by modeling a system's behavior by stochastic processes and demonstrates practical rules for employing Markov and semi-Markov models. The introduction summarizes several methods for reliability analysis and gives the advantages and drawbacks of four methods: Markov processes, semi-Markov processes, supplementary variables, the method of st... View full abstract»

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  • Likelihood Function of a Debugging Model for Computer Software Reliability

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):145 - 148
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    A simple model for software reliability growth, originally suggested by Jelinski & Moranda, has been widely used but suffers from difficulties associated with parameter estimation. We show that a major reason for obtaining nonsensical results from the model is its application to data sets which exhibit decreasing reliability. We present a simple, necessary and sufficient condition for the maximum ... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of Performance-Degradation Data from Accelerated Tests

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):149 - 155
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    The performance of many products degrades as the product ages. Such degradation is usually slow but can be accelerated by a high `stress'. For example, the breakdown strength of electrical insulation depends on age and temperature. In some tests, the performance of a test unit is measured only once at a chosen age. For example, an insulation specimen yields only one breakdown measurement. A model ... View full abstract»

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  • From the Editors Practical Papers

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 155
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  • Fault Diagnosis with Imperfect Tests

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):156 - 160
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    This paper derives a minimum s-expected cost sequence of built-in-tests (BITs) which will partition modular equipment into mutually exclusive groups of modules. After a fault in the equipment, one of these groups will be identified by a BIT diagnostic subsystem as the group which contains a faulty module. The BITs are imperfect in the sense only that they might not detect all of the possible fault... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 160
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  • Optimal Inspection Policy For Multistage Production Process With Alternate Inspection Plans

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):161 - 162
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    This paper considers a multistage production process with alternate inspection plans. At each stage a number of alternate inspection plans with different cost and reliabilities may be available. Since more reliable inspections are more costly it is essential to find out a compromise between the reliability and cost. A mathematical model is developed. Dynamic programming is used to determine at eac... View full abstract»

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  • Annual Reliability & Maintainability Symposium Proceeding Price List for 1981

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 162
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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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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
W. Eric Wong
University of Texas at Dallas
Advanced Res Ctr for Software Testing and Quality Assurance

ewong@utdallas.edu