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Issue 4 • Date Oct. 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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  • On Being Elementary

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 305
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  • How To Begin

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 305
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  • Reliability Techniques in the Service of Industry

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 306 - 308
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    Failures which occur in any industrial activity reduce the profitability and safety of commercial ventures. Numerical estimates of reliability, availability, and profitability are based on an understanding of the fundamental concepts of reliability engineering. These estimates assist comparison of alternative design or improvement strategies for process plant. Although a reliability assessment is ... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 308
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  • An Error Detection Model for Application During Software Development

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 309 - 312
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    A variation of the Jelinski/Moranda model is described. The main feature of this new model is that the variable (growing) size of a developing program is accommodated, so that the quality of a program can be estimated by analyzing an initial segment of the written code. Two parameters are estimated from the data. The data are: a) time separations between error detections, b) the number of errors p... View full abstract»

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  • Annual Reliability & Maintainability Symposium Proceeding Price List for 1981

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 312
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  • 1982 Program

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 312
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  • Stochastic Reliability-Growth: A Model for Fault-Removal in Computer-Programs and Hardware-Designs

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 313 - 320
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    An assumption commonly made in early models of software reliability is that the failure rate of a program is a constant multiple of the (unknown) number of faults remaining. This implies that all faults contribute the same amount to the failure rate of the program. The assumption is challenged and an alternative proposed. The suggested model results in earlier fault-fixes having a greater effect t... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 320
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  • Use of Q-GERT Network Simulation in Reliability Analysis

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 321 - 324
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    Reliability analysis for all but the simplest systems often is unmanageable. This paper proposes Q-GERT simulation for such analysis. Q-GERT as opposed to the original GERT analysis, is a relatively easier networking model. Thus, determining the reliability of both simple and complex systems from individual component test data lends itself quite readily to Q-GERT analysis. Although the examples ar... View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 324
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  • A New Algorithm for the Reliability Analysis of Multi-Terminal Networks

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 325 - 334
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    In a probabilistic network, source-to-multiple-terminal reliability (SMT reliability) is the probability that a specified vertex can reach every other vertex. This paper derives a new topological formula for the SMT reliability of probabilistic networks. The formula generates only non-cancelling terms. The non-cancelling terms in the reliability expression correspond one-to-one with the acyclic t-... View full abstract»

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  • Practical Papers

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 334
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  • Extended Abstracts

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 334
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  • Limitations of Minimal Cut-Set Approach in Evaluating Reliability of Systems with Repairable Components

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 335 - 338
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    This work shows that, when system components are repairable, system reliability cannot be evaluated exactly by means of the fault tree approach; only a system reliability lower bound can be obtained. View full abstract»

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  • Use of a Fault Tree with Delayed Inputs

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 339 - 344
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    For a redundant propulsion system with energy constraints it is shown that fault tree analysis with delayed inputs is an effective means to simplify probabilistic reasoning, i.e. to replace such reasoning by simpler, straight forward analysis that relies heavily on a special pseudo-Boolean algebra. View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 344
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  • Fault Diagnosis by Mathematical Programming

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 345 - 352
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    This paper presents the problem of fault diagnosis for logically represented continuous systems that can be formulated through nonlinear mathematical programming. This problem is transformed to an integer-programming problem and solved. Possible modifications and extensions of the problem are given. Although failure tables must be prepared in ordinary fault diagnosis, they are not necessary with t... View full abstract»

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  • Book Announcements

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 352
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  • Failure-Frequency Evaluation of Complex Systems Using Cut-Set Approach

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 353 - 356
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    The paper develops a new method for evaluating failure frequency of complex systems with 2-state components, from corresponding cut sets. The method is derived by direct application of cut-set techniques to the failure frequency formula obtained by Buzacott and Singh. The method is suitable for computer implementation and can be used for cut-set diagrams with overlapping and non minimal cut-sets. ... View full abstract»

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  • Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 356
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  • A Heuristic Algorithm for System Failure Frequency

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 357 - 361
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    For reliability analysis, the choice between tie-sets and cut-sets is not a matter of convenience but depends on assessment of computational effort. The system configuration alone determines the preference of the approach. The present paper offers a faster algorithm for evaluating system failure frequency using both approaches. An expression for system failure frequency between two specified nodes... 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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