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IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 4 • Oct. 1985

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Reliability Society

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): nil1
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): nil1
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  • Quality & Reliability Costs

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 289
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  • The Good Guys vs the Bad Guys

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 289
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  • Graph Theory Concepts in Frequency and Availability Analysis

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):290 - 294
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    Steady-state availability and failure frequency are two key indices in a repairable system. They are generally evaluated from Markov models with constant transition rates. Numerical solutions can be found for relatively large systems using computer programs. It is more difficult to obtain general equations for a specific system using transition rate symbols. The determination of these equations us... View full abstract»

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  • Mechanism of Misalignment Failure of Liquid-Crystal Display Cells

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):295 - 299
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    Misalignment properties and the misalignment generation mechanism due to voltage stress in liquid crystal display cells which use Schiff base-type liquid crystal were studied. Patterns of misalignment have many different modes, depending on the applied voltage. Based on the results of voltage-stress life tests and dismantling inspections of misaligned cells, we found that misalignment is due to th... View full abstract»

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  • Free proceedings

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 299
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  • Incentive Contracting Based Upon Consumer Indifference

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):300 - 302
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    In contract purchasing, price is often negotiated, given a reliability specification. Prior to procurement a sample is taken to determine if the product meets the reliability specification. This paper considers an alternative approach in which the contract price reflects actual field performance for an item subject to two types of failures. A consumer indifference curve that specifies the predicte... View full abstract»

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  • Cutset Analysis of Networks Using Basic Minimal Paths and Network Decomposition

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):303 - 307
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    The concept of basic minimal paths has been introduced, and its use in deducing the node cutsets of a network was described. This 3 paper deals with two important aspects of basic minimal paths: 1) the deduction of link cutsets from node cutsets, and 2) reduction of computational requirements in deducing the basic minimal paths using network decomposition. View full abstract»

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  • Cut-Set Intersections and Node Partitions

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 307
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  • Element Importance and System Failure Frequency of a 2-State System

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):308 - 313
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    This paper redefines three measures of element s-importance for 2-state systems regardless of s-coherence, presents the calculation methods of these measures, and gives a new method to calculate the system time-specific failure and recovery frequencies. A poor point in the literature in extending methods for evaluating the s-importance of elements of s-coherent system to non-coherent system is poi... View full abstract»

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  • Annual Reliability & Maintainability Symposium Proceedings Price List for 1985

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 313
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  • Algorithms for Generating Minimal Cutsets by Inversion

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):314 - 319
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    This paper studies the problem of inverting minimal paths to obtain minimal cutsets (or vice versa) for s-coherent systems. The theoretical results lead to simplified inversion by a sequential method. Strategies are discussed for implementing these simplifications efficiently. Computational results, obtained by applying the algorithms to standard problems drawn from the literature, indicate that a... View full abstract»

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  • On Reliability Evaluation by Network Decomposition

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 319
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  • Modularizing and Minimizing Fault Trees

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):320 - 322
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    The analysis of a fault-tree by Locks showed that computation could be eased by modularizing the fault-tree. His process involves hand calculation and insight from the analyst. Many computer algorithms for minimizing a fault tree rely on a brute force method which leads to computational buildup. Approaches which simplify a tree by inspection and hand calculation can often be programed and form a u... View full abstract»

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  • Parameter Estimation for a Specific Software Reliability Model

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):323 - 328
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    The problem of maximum likelihood estimation in the Jelinski-Moranda software reliability model is studied. The distribution of the stochastic variable that completely determines the maximum likelihood estimate is obtained. s-Confidence intervals for the parameter of interest can then be constructed by using the same stochastic variable. An example is given using real data. View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 328
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  • On Multistate System Analysis

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):329 - 337
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    Discrete function theory, which extends switching function theory and multiple-valued logic function theory, is introduced into multistate system analysis. Some theoretical conclusions and algorithms which play key roles in multistate system analysis are presented. The concepts of s-coherence and duality in binary-state system analysis are generalized. The set of minimal upper (maximum lower) vect... View full abstract»

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  • Book Reviews

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 337
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  • Failure Distributions of Consecutive-k-out-of-n:F Systems

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):338 - 341
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    Most literature on consecutive-k-out-of-n:F systems gives recursive equations for computing the system reliability. This paper gives a formula for computing the system reliability directly. Using this formula, the system failure distribution is derived. Upper and lower bounds for the system reliability or the system failure distribution are given. Some numerical examples are included. View full abstract»

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  • A Test of the Equality of Survival Distributions Based on Paired Observations from Conditionally Independent Exponential Distributions

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):342 - 346
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    A model describes the joint distribution of paired survival times based on certain reasonable assumptions appropriate for biological data generated in a clinical trial setting or for certain failure data. An exact parametric test for equality of mean survival times for data following this distribution is developed. The power of the exact test is investigated by a computer simulation study for vari... View full abstract»

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  • Information about the Society

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 346
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  • Robust Estimators of the 3-Parameter Weibull Distribution

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):347 - 351
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    Robust estimators of the location, scale, and shape parameters of the Weibull distribution are proposed. The estimators are easy to calculate and have few of the disadvantages associated with the maximum likelihood estimators. Their rms-errors are considerably smaller than those of the estimators available in the literature. View full abstract»

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  • Bayes Nonparametric Estimation of Time-Dependent Failure Rate

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 351
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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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Editor-in-Chief
W. Eric Wong
University of Texas at Dallas
Advanced Res Ctr for Software Testing and Quality Assurance

ewong@utdallas.edu