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Best Practices for Effective Reliability Program Plans

by Sarakakis, Georgios ; Mettas, Adamantios ; Groebel, David J. ; Carlson, Carl ;

This paper takes a comprehensive look into the practice of developing and executing reliability program plans. Best Practi! ces are identified, lessons learned are discussed and results of a survey that describes common practices are presented...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings,Reliability Analysis/Allocation/Prediction/Estimation, FMEA, Reliability Enhancement

Increasing The Reliability Of A Self-Optimizing Railway Guid. Sys.

by Sondermann-Wölke, Christoph; Sextro, Walter; Geisler, Jens;

Self-Optimizing methods were applied to a railway system to improve dependability and reliability. System performance was de! monstrated using a test track...

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  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings,Reliability Model, Electronics, Software Reliability

Design for Reliability in Medical Devices

by Raheja, Dev ; Hegde, Vaishali;

Five paradigms are presented for Design for Reliability (DfR) of medical devices to maximize return on investment...

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  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings,Requirements Flow Down, Life Cycle Cost, Design Reliability

SEU Concept to Reality (Allocation, Prediction, Mitigation)

by Bidokhti, Nematollah ;

SEUs are caused by either atmospheric neutrons or alpha particles emitted by trace impurities in the silicon processing and packaging materials. SEUs could cause single or multiple bit errors in the components such as ASCIs,FPGAs, processors and memories...

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  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings,Event Tree, Software Reliability, Electronics

The Impact of Changes in DoD Policy on Reliability and Sustainment

by Dallosta, Patrick M. ;

Taxpayer and Congressional confidence in the ability of the Department of Defense to acquire and sustain effective, affordable weapons has been seriously undermined by failed procurements and internal assessments that systems do not meet requirements...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings,Project Management, Reliability, Availability, Reliability Management

Customized Warranty Policies for Heterogeneous Populations

by St. John, Dia; Cassady, C. Richard;

A method to calculate warranty profits by offering "customized" warranties to heterogeneous customer populations...

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  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings,Warranty, Process Management, Statistics

Modeling and quantification of aging systems for maintenance

by Ziani, Rachid; Roussignol, Michel; Mercier, Sophie ; Lair, William;

This article deals with the maintenance optimization of an air conditioning system. The Piecewise Deterministic Markov Processes method! is used to model this system. The finite volumes algorithm is used to calculate the reliability quantities...

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  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings,Optimizing Equipment Maintenance, Availability, Markov

Enhanced FMEA by Multi-agent Engineering FIPA Based System to Analyze Failures

by V. Ebrahimipour; S. Shokravi; K. Rezaie;

This paper describes how to build a multi-agent software system to solve complex failure modes and effects analy! sis problems...

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  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings,FMEA, Safety and Risk Management, Process Management

Application of ECSPN to RAMS Modeling and Analysis of Hybrid Drive Systems

by Nebel, Steffen ; Müller, Peter ; Dieter, Andrea ; Bertsche, Bernd ;

This paper presents a modeling and simulation approach based on a class of Extended Color! ed Stochastic Petri Nets and a Monte Carlo Simulation to analyze and optimize hybrid car systems...

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  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings,Reliability Model, Simulation, Engineering

Redundancy Optimization Problem with Warm-Standby Redundancy

by Dill, Glenn ; Amari, Suprasad V. ;

This paper describes and demonstrates a solution methodology that determines optimal design configurations that maximize the reliability of a wide range of non-repairab! le systems...

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  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings,Redundancy, System Reliability, R&M Modeling and Optimization

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