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IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 5 • Date Dec. 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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  • Editorial - Bad Answers Are useful

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 401
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  • Life of Magnetic Electroless Co-P Thin Films

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):402 - 406
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    Effective life of electroless Co-P (2.5 wt%) thin films of about 100 nm in thickness was evaluated for both magnetic characteristics and corrosion. The Co-P films were grown on rigid Al substrates overcoated with nonmagnetic Ni-P thick films and were finally covered with electroplated Rh thin films of 120 nm - 180 nm in thickness. The life of the magnetic characteristics was defined as the time to... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 406
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  • RESIN, A Desktop-Computer Program for Finding Cut-Sets

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):407 - 410
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    This paper describes an efficient algorithm for finding the minimal cut-sets for the output nodes of any network. The advantages over previously published algorithms are that it can be used on a desktop computer, and it requires simpler input data preparation hence providing for rapid testing of the effect of network changes. View full abstract»

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  • Modularizing, Minimizing, and Interpreting the K&H Fault-Tree

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):411 - 415
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    The verification by Worrell & Stack (W&S) of results previously obtained by Kumamoto & Henley (K&H) for a fault tree of an s-noncoherent system and its inverse and their correction of the three errors in the tree makes it possible to simplify the analysis by forming modules; this facilitates Boolean algebraic operations, so that both sets are described economically in their minimal forms, a subset... View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 415
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  • System-Reliability Evaluation Techniques for Complex/Large SystemsߞA Review

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):416 - 423
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    This paper is a review of literature related to system reliability evaluation techniques for small to large complex systems. The literature is classified according to system models and evaluation techniques. The technique(s) we recommend for each system model are indicated. View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 423
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  • Discussion of ``Optimization by Integer Programming of Constrained Reliability Problems with Several Modes of Failure''

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):424 - 428
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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 428
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  • Phased-Mission Analysis for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Aerospace Computing-Systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):429 - 437
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    Effectiveness evaluation of aerospace fault-tolerant computing systems used in a phased-mission environment is rather tricky and difficult because of the interaction of its several degraded performance levels with the multiple objectives of the mission and the use environment. Part I uses an approach based on multiobjective phased-mission analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of a distributed avi... View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 437
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  • Reliability Indices for Topological Design of Computer Communication Networks

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):438 - 443
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    Incorporating network reliability parameter in the design of reliable computer communication networks makes the computations prohibitive. Interdependence among network topological parameters does not permit the design of a maximally reliable network using any one of the parameters and thus, there arises a real need for a composite reliability index which gives a more realistic assessment of networ... View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 443
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  • General Formulas for Calculating the Steady-State Frequency of System Failure

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):444 - 447
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    This paper develops two general formulas for directly converting the expression for steady-state availability or unavailability into frequency of system failure. Using the Aggarwal-Misra-Gupta fast algorithm, formulas for calculating the availability and failure-frequency of a s-coherent system are derived. View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 447
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  • On a Paradox Concerning Independent vs Mutually Exclusive Events

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):448 - 449
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    This note clarifies an interesting paradox concerning s-independent vs mutually exclusive events. View full abstract»

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  • Manuscripts Received

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 449
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  • Moments in Terms of the Mean Residual Life Function

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):450 - 451
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    In reliability studies, the mean additional life time, given that a component has survived until time t, is called the mean residual life function (MRLF). This MRLF determines the distribution function uniquely. In this paper a method of obtaining the moments in terms of the MRLF, by employing a result in the context of renewal theory, is developed. The method is illustrated by an example. View full abstract»

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  • Annual Reliability & Maintainability Symposium Proceeding Price List for 1981

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 451
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  • Discrete Convolution in Power System Reliability

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):452 - 456
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    This paper describes a general method for convolving discrete distributions using Fast Fourier Transforms. It can be used in evaluating reliability of any system involving discrete or discretised convolution. It has been used in power system studies to deduce capacity-outage probability tables and to solve probabilistic load flows. These studies have shown it to be much less time-consuming and mor... View full abstract»

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  • Landmarks in R&M Engineering: #14 On Engineering Changes Proposals

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 456
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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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W. Eric Wong
University of Texas at Dallas
Advanced Res Ctr for Software Testing and Quality Assurance

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