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IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 4 • Oct. 1982

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Reliability Society

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): nil1
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): nil1
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  • Bayes Paradox

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 321
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  • O Data, Data! Wherefore Art Thou Data?

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 321
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  • I Challenge Your Beliefs About Reliability Part IV: Processes & Controls

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):322 - 323
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    This 5-part essay on misunderstandings in R&M (reliability, maintainability, and other 'ilities) concepts addresses 22 specific practices and beliefs. Some of the conflicts in theory and application are ventilated frankly, and deliberate efforts are made to stimulate self-analysis by professional R&M specialists as steps toward improving credibility of this Risky Beliefs. This is followed by four ... View full abstract»

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  • Landmarks in R&M Engineering: 18 On Doing Good

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 323
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  • Failure Rate Calculations Using a Programmable Calculator

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):324 - 328
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    This paper describes a TI 59 program which calculates the acceleration factor between any two temperatures, equivalent unit-hours at one temperature based on actual test hours at a second temperature, the x2 approximation at any of seven s-confidence levels, and the s-confidence limit failure rate estimate in both %/1000 hours and FITs. The program allows numerous entries of separate sample result... View full abstract»

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  • HP-41C Programs for Bayesian Binomial and Exponential Interval Estimation with a Uniform Prior on the Reliability

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):329 - 332
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    HP-41C handheld calculator programs are presented for Bayes interval estimation of: 1) the reliability R of a component for binomial data; 2) both R and the MTBF for exponential data. In both cases, the ``ignorance'' prior is employed: uniform on R over the range 0 to 1. The input data are numbers of trials and successes for the binomial case; and test time, mission time and failures for the expon... View full abstract»

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  • Correspondence Items

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 332
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  • Constructing Fault-Trees by Stepwise Refinement

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):333 - 338
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    The construction of fault-trees is considered as a sequence of decisions concerning the decomposition of events into subevents. The process of successive refinements of specifications is illustrated by examples. It is shown that cut-set, path-set, failure rate, and reliability bound information is easily obtainable in parallel with the stepwise analysis of the system. View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 338
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  • ESCAFߝA New and Cheap System for Complex Reliability Analysis and Computation

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):339 - 349
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    ESCAF stands for ``Ensemble de Simulation et de Calcul de Fiabilit¿¿'' - (``Electronic Simulator to Compute and Analyze Failures''). This paper describes the apparatus and illustrates, with examples, the multiple possibilities afforded to system design engineers, reliability engineers, and researchers: 1. Simulating and analyzing, directly or through fault trees, complex systems with as many as 41... View full abstract»

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  • 1983 Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 349
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  • A New Approach for Network Reliability Analysis

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):350 - 354
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    This paper presents a novel approach to network reliability analysis based on a network function. Once this function has been calculated for a given system, the network is no longer needed in the analysis. The approach is far more efficient than Monte Carlo simulation and much more flexible than cut-set techniques. View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 354
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  • Reliability Evaluation by Network Decomposition

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):355 - 358
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    The method evaluates the reliability of large computer communication systems by systematic decomposition of the probabilistic graph of the system into two parts using an appropriate cutset. A technique is evolved for determining the conditional success events using both the node removal and connection multiplication methods for path enumeration. An example is solved to show the versatility of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Fast Algorithm for Unavailability and Sensitivity Analysis of Series-Parallel Systems

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):359 - 361
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    The paper presents a simple and fast algorithm for evaluating the unavailability of a series-parallel system and its partial derivatives with respect to the unavailabilities of the constituent components (sensitivity analysis). This algorithm is particularly suitable for design of optimum system reliability. View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 361
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  • Bayesian Reliability & Availability - A Review

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):362 - 372
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    Reliability/availability estimation in the classical sense has been well developed and widely discussed. The parameters in the classical reliability/availability distributions are considered to be unknown constants to be determined. If there is information about these parameters, besides that from some current experiment, it can be used as the basis of Bayesian inference. This paper illustrates pr... View full abstract»

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  • Distribution of a Life Ratio and Its Application

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):373 - 375
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    This paper consists of two parts, both of which are concerned with a ratio of two lives from life test data. Part 1 derives an exact distribution of the quotient of two random variables, each of which follows the truncated extreme-value distribution. Then graph of the cumulative distribution function is given for several values of a parameter. Part 2 develops a control chart for sample ratios to b... View full abstract»

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  • Free proceedings

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 375
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  • A Time-Variable Ratio Useful in Reliability Theory

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 376
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    This contribution identifies a time-variable ratio which is useful in the reliability theory of failed components. An integral equation is obtained for that fraction of the s-expected failed components (with instantaneous replacement) in (0, t), which are functioning for at least time z¿t. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to evaluate. View full abstract»

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  • Estimation of Mixed Weibull Parameters in Life Testing

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):377 - 381
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    This paper deals with estimating parameters from a mixture of two Weibull distributions. The weighted least-squares method is used to estimate the parameters of the mixed model when data are grouped and censored. Simulation study of the variations of the weighted least-squares estimator has been carried out. A few examples have also been provided. Based on the simulation study, the weighted least-... View full abstract»

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  • Practical Papers

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 381
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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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