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Issue 4 • Date Dec. 2013

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): C1 - 753
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  • IEEE Transactions on Reliability publication information

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  • Classes of Virtual Age Models Adapted to Systems With a Burn-In Period

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 754 - 763
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    This paper proposes a new class of imperfect maintenance models for repairable systems subject to a burn-in period. Corrective maintenance and planned preventive maintenance are carried out over the course of the system's life. Bathtub shaped intensities are adapted to characterize the reliability of systems developing a burn-in period. Imperfect maintenance models, such as virtual age models, all... View full abstract»

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  • Results for Burn-in of Systems Under External Shocks

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 764 - 771
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    Recently, Cha and Finkelstein (IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 2011) have proposed and studied the new burn-in procedures for systems operating in an environment with shocks. The systems were characterized by the strength, which in this context is the capability of the system to survive a shock of a given magnitude. That work implicitly assumed that the impacts of environmental shocks on a syste... View full abstract»

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  • Degradation Data Analysis Using Wiener Processes With Measurement Errors

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 772 - 780
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    Degradation signals that reflect a system's health state are important for diagnostics and health management of complex systems. However, degradation signals are often compounded and contaminated by measurement errors, making data analysis a difficult task. Motivated by the wear problem of magnetic heads used in hard disk drives (HDDs), this paper investigates Wiener processes with measurement err... View full abstract»

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  • Global Sensitivity Analysis in a Multi-State Physics Model of Component Degradation Based on a Hybrid State-Space Enrichment and Polynomial Chaos Expansion Approach

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 781 - 788
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    This paper extends previous works related to the assessment of component degradation, through Markov multi-state physic models. The extension includes the evaluation of the effects of uncertain parameters in the model, and the definition of their importance with respect to their influence on the output of the model. Global Sensitivity Analysis (GSA) is selected as the technique because it enables ... View full abstract»

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  • A Scalable Comparison-Based Diagnosis Algorithm for Hypercube-Like Networks

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 789 - 799
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    Comparison-based diagnosis is a realistic approach to detect faults in multiprocessor systems. The Maeng, Malek (MM) model for comparison-based diagnosis defines a strategy based on sending the same input (or task) from a processor to some pair of distinct neighboring processors, and then comparing their responses. Sengupta and Dahbura proposed a further modification of the MM model, called the MM... View full abstract»

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  • Local Diagnosis Algorithms for Multiprocessor Systems Under the Comparison Diagnosis Model

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 800 - 810
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    An efficient diagnosis is very important for a multiprocessor system. The ability to identify all the faulty devices in a multiprocessor system is known as diagnosability. In the comparison model, the diagnosis is performed by sending two identical signals from a processor to a pair of distinct neighbors, and then comparing their responses. Sengupta and Dahbura proposed a polynomial-time algorithm... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-Point and Multi-Interval Availabilities

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 811 - 820
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    Availability is an important measure of performance for repairable systems because it can describe the probability of a repairable system being in working states. Single point and interval availability measurements (availabilities) have been widely used, but they cannot meet the requirements of all applications. In this paper, multi-point, multi-interval, and mixed multi-point-interval availabilit... View full abstract»

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  • Remaining Useful Life Estimation in Rolling Bearings Utilizing Data-Driven Probabilistic E-Support Vectors Regression

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 821 - 832
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    We report on a data-driven approach for the remaining useful life (RUL) estimation of rolling element bearings based on ε-Support Vector Regression ( ε-SVR). Lifetime data are analyzed and evaluated. The occurrence of critical faults in every test is located, and a critical operational threshold is established. Multiple statistical features from the time-domain, frequency domain, and... View full abstract»

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  • Fault Detection in Nuclear Power Plants Components by a Combination of Statistical Methods

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 833 - 845
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    In this paper, we investigate the feasibility of a strategy of fault detection capable of controlling misclassification probabilities, i.e., balancing false and missed alarms. The novelty of the proposed strategy consists of i) a signal grouping technique and signal reconstruction modeling technique (one model for each subgroup), and ii) a statistical method for defining the fault alarm level. We ... View full abstract»

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  • A Simple Algebra for Fault Tree Analysis of Static and Dynamic Systems

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 846 - 861
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    We present an algebra with the purpose to efficiently simplify the fault tree structure representing static or dynamic systems, and reduce the repeated events inside. We consider logical unions made up by events as variables. Each variable is represented by an array: 1) it has three elements; 2) each element is a set; 3) the first set contains the Boolean state for this variable; 4) the second set... View full abstract»

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  • Joint Reliability Importance in Linear m -Consecutive- k -Out-of- n : F Systems

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 862 - 869
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    We study the joint reliability importance (JRI) of two components in Lin/m/Con/k/n:F systems. A Lin/m/Con/k/n:F system consists of n linearly ordered binary components, and the system fails iff there are at least m nonoverlapping runs of k consecutive failed components (n ≥ mk). In particular, we obtain expressions for the JRI in Lin/m/Con/k/n:F systems when the components are s-independent... View full abstract»

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  • Approach on the Life-Prediction of Solder Joint for Electronic Packaging Under Combined Loading

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 870 - 875
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    A life-prediction approach of solder joints for electronic packaging under combined loading is presented in this paper. The deformations of solder joints are calculated under vibration and thermal cycling loading based on the finite element method. The calculated results are used as the boundary condition of the multi-axial loading to investigate the strain and stress of the solder joints. Then th... View full abstract»

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  • A Bivariate Maintenance Policy for Multi-State Repairable Systems With Monotone Process

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 876 - 886
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    This paper proposes a sequential failure limit maintenance policy for a repairable system. The objective system is assumed to have k+1 states, including one working state and k failure states, and the multiple failure states are classified potentially by features such as failure severity or failure cause. The system deteriorates over time and will be replaced upon the Nth failure. Corrective maint... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability Analysis and Customized Preventive Maintenance Policies for Stents With Stochastic Dependent Competing Risk Processes

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 887 - 897
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    The rapid advancement of biomedical implant devices has raised new challenges to the failure analysis and reliability study of such new technologies. Based on the physics-of-failure study of stents, we develop a probabilistic reliability model that considers the stochastic processes presumed to describe two failure-generating processes, as well as the statistical interdependence between them due t... View full abstract»

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  • Two-Dimensional Warranty With Reliability-Based Preventive Maintenance

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 898 - 907
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    In dealing with post-sale warranties, considering only operating time may not be sufficient because products often deteriorate through usage and over time, which both influence product reliability. A two-dimensional warranty is thus more reasonable in practice for both manufacturers and customers. Periodic preventive maintenance within the warranty term seems more prevalent in practice due to its ... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability of Sensors Based on Nanowire Networks Operating in a Dynamic Environment

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 908 - 916
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    Recent advances in nanotechnology have provided the opportunity to significantly enhance the performance of hydrogen gas nanosensors. Our research focuses on the reliability of one particular nanosensor, a network of ultra small palladium nanowires, which detects hydrogen gas through a change in resistivity. The discrete random variable, representing the lifetime of the nanosensor, is defined as t... View full abstract»

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  • Network Reliability Modeling Under Stochastic Process of Component Failures

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 917 - 929
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    The concept of D-spectrum is a useful tool to investigate the reliability and stochastic properties of networks. In this paper, we consider a network consisting of n components (links or nodes), and assume that the network has two states: up, and down. We study the D-spectrum-based reliability of the network under the assumption that the components are subject to failure according to a counting pr... View full abstract»

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  • Estimating Software Intensity Function Based on Translation-Invariant Poisson Smoothing Approach

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 930 - 945
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    Because the software failure occurrence process is well-modeled by a non-homogeneous Poisson process, it is of great interest to estimate accurately the software intensity function of Non-Homogeneous Poisson Process (NHPP)-based software reliability models (SRM) from observed software-fault count data. In recent years, wavelet-based techniques have been well established in Poisson intensity estima... View full abstract»

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  • 2013 Reviewers for Transactions on Reliability

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 946 - 948
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  • 2013 Index IEEE Transactions on Reliability Vol. 62

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 949 - 958
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    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): C3
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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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