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IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 4 • Date Dec. 2010

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):C1 - 609
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  • IEEE Transactions on Reliability publication information

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  • Strategy for Planning Accelerated Life Tests With Small Sample Sizes

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):610 - 619
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    Previous work on planning accelerated life tests has been based on large-sample approximations to evaluate test plan properties. In this paper, we use more accurate simulation methods to investigate the properties of accelerated life tests with small sample sizes where large-sample approximations might not be expected to be adequate. These properties include the simulated -bias, and variance for q... View full abstract»

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  • A Tool for Evaluating Time-Varying-Stress Accelerated Life Test Plans With Log-Location-Scale Distributions

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):620 - 627
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    Accelerated life tests (ALTs) are often used to make timely assessments of the lifetime distribution of materials and components. The goal of many ALTs is the estimation of a quantile of a log-location-scale failure time distribution. Much of the previous work on planning accelerated life tests has focused on deriving test-planning methods under a specific log-location-scale distribution. This pap... View full abstract»

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  • Accelerated Life Test Plans for Predicting Warranty Cost

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):628 - 634
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    Warranty is an important sales feature for many products, especially consumer products. Manufacturers usually want to predict the warranty cost as early as possible for various purposes. This can be done by using the accelerated life tests conducted in the early stages of the product life cycle. This paper describes a method for predicting the warranty cost, and its confidence interval for a produ... View full abstract»

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  • Stochastically Ordered Subpopulations and Optimal Burn-In Procedure

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):635 - 643
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    Burn-in is a widely used engineering method which is adopted to eliminate defective items before they are shipped to customers or put into operation. In the studies of burn-in, the assumption of a bathtub shaped failure rate function is usually employed, and optimal burn-in procedures are investigated. In this paper, however, we assume that the population is composed of two ordered subpopulations,... View full abstract»

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  • Mean Residual and Mean Past Lifetime of Multi-State Systems With Identical Components

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):644 - 649
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    Mean residual, and mean past lifetime functions are important reliability measures for evaluating systems' performance. These functions have been successfully used in binary state reliability analysis. This paper studies mean residual, and mean past lifetime concepts for multi-state systems. We evaluate mean residual, and mean past lifetime functions of one unit multi-state systems, and multi-stat... View full abstract»

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  • A Graphical Technique and Penalized Likelihood Method for Identifying and Estimating Infant Failures

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):650 - 660
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    Field failure data often exhibit extra heterogeneity as early failure data may have quite different distribution characteristics from later failure data. These infant failures may come from a defective subpopulation instead of the normal product population. Many exiting methods for field failure analyses focus only on the estimation for a hypothesized mixture model, while the model identification ... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal Warranty Length for a Rayleigh Distributed Product With Progressive Censoring

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):661 - 666
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    In an intensely competitive market, one way by which manufacturers attract consumers to their products is by providing warranties on the products. Consumers are willing to purchase a high-priced product only if they can be assured about the product's reliability. A longer warranty period usually indicates better reliability. However, offering an unlimited warranty is unrealistic because maintainin... View full abstract»

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  • A Rigorous Method for Inspection of Model-Based Formal Specifications

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):667 - 684
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    Writing formal specifications can help developers understand users' requirements, and build a solid foundation for implementation. But like other activities in software development, it is error-prone, especially for large-scale systems. In practice, effective detection of specification errors still remains a challenge. In this paper, we put forward a rigorous, systematic method for the inspection ... View full abstract»

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  • Developments and Applications of the Finite Markov Chain Imbedding Approach in Reliability

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):685 - 690
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    In 1986, Fu proposed the finite Markov chain imbedding approach. Since then, it has played an important role in the analyses of system reliability, such as on reliability computations, importance analyses of components, failure rate function computations, the birth of new reliability system models, and analyses of new reliability tests. We present a survey on the developments and applications of t... View full abstract»

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  • Approximating a Loading-Dependent Cascading Failure Model With a Branching Process

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):691 - 699
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    We quantify the closeness of the approximation between two high-level probabilistic models of cascading failure. In one model called CASCADE, failing components successively load the unfailed components, whereas the other model is based on a Galton-Watson branching process. Both models are generic, idealized models of cascading failure of a large, but finite number of components. For suitable para... View full abstract»

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  • Health Condition Prediction of Gears Using a Recurrent Neural Network Approach

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):700 - 705
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    The development of accurate health condition prediction approaches has been a key research topic in condition based maintenance (CBM) in recent years. However, current health condition prediction approaches are not accurate enough, which has become the bottleneck for achieving the full power of CBM. Neural network based methods have been considered to be a very promising category of methods for eq... View full abstract»

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  • Redundancy Allocation for Series-Parallel Systems Using a Column Generation Approach

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):706 - 717
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    An optimization method based on column generation decomposition is described and demonstrated for the redundancy allocation problem to maximize system reliability. The redundancy allocation problem is a well-known nonlinear integer programming problem, which involves the maximization of system reliability by selecting components and redundancy levels as part of engineering design. The proposed sol... View full abstract»

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  • Some New Results on Stochastic Orders and Aging Properties of Coherent Systems

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):718 - 724
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    This note studies coherent systems with independent, -identically distributed (i.i.d.) components. Aging properties and stochastic orders are established for the general residual life, and the general inactivity time. View full abstract»

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  • Reliability of a 2-Dimensional k -Within-Consecutive- r\times s -out-of- m\times n :F System Using Finite Markov Chains

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):725 - 733
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    In this article, we propose efficient methods, based on the use of a 2-dimensional scan statistic, and a Markov chain approach, to evaluate the reliability of a 2-dimensional (rectangular or cylindrical) -within-consecutive--out-of-:F system. Our results are established under three different assumptions that the components of the system are: (i) -independent and identically distributed, (ii) -inde... View full abstract»

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  • An Analysis of Availability for Series Markov Repairable System With Neglected or Delayed Failures

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):734 - 743
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    A new system is defined based on a series Markov repairable system. In this new system, if a repair time of the system failure is too short (less than a given critical value) to cause the system to fail, then the repair interval may be omitted from the downtime record, i.e., the failure effect could be neglected. Otherwise, if a repair time is longer than the given critical value, then the system ... View full abstract»

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  • Statistically Planned and Individually Improved Predictive Maintenance Management for Continuously Monitored Degrading Systems

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):744 - 753
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    This paper proposes a statistically planned and individually improved predictive maintenance (SPII PdM) policy for a batch of single-unit systems. The SPII PdM policy simultaneously takes advantage of 1) the capability of classical statistical lifetime distribution based (SLD-based) preventive maintenance (PM) policies for long-term planning, and 2) the capability of PdM techniques for predicting ... View full abstract»

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  • A Memetic Algorithm for Multi-Level Redundancy Allocation

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):754 - 765
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    Redundancy allocation problems (RAPs) have attracted much attention for the past thirty years due to its wide applications in improving the reliability of various engineering systems. Because RAP is an NP-hard problem, and exact methods are only applicable to small instances, various heuristic and meta-heuristic methods have been proposed to solve it. In the literature, most studies on RAPs have b... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Transactions on Reliability Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):766 - 767
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  • 2011 IEEE International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 768
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  • 2010 Index IEEE Transactions on Reliability Vol. 59

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):769 - 778
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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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W. Eric Wong
University of Texas at Dallas
Advanced Res Ctr for Software Testing and Quality Assurance

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