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Turning Multiple PFMECA Results into an Optimal Action Plan

by Childs, Joseph

This paper offers an innovative method for cross-ranking multiple process steps, while accounting for differences in importance among the items analyzed...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,FMEA, Reliability Management, Failure Analysis

Availability Analysis of a Solar Power System with Graceful Degradation

by Huffman, Duane; Antelme, France

In this paper, we show how to model this system using standard reliability block diagrams (RBDs) that support capacity. The proposed method is easily scalable for additional branches and microinverter units per branch...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Availability Model, Degradation, Electronics

Consideration for CDM breakdown and reliability designing in the latest semiconductor technology

by Wakai, Nobuyuki; Kobira, Yuji

According to the result of failure analysis for CDM failed semiconductor device, it was found that gate oxide breakdown was critical failure mode in CDM...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Design Reliability, Electronics, Engineering

Assessing Availability Impact Caused by Switchover in Database Failover

by Yin, Meng-Lai

This paper assesses the availability impact caused by switchover time during database failover..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Availability Model, Data Analysis

Modeling Strategies For Reparable Systems Having Multi-Aging Parameters

by Singh, Jagmeet; Vittal, Sameer; Zou, Tong

In this paper we study different modeling strategies for reparable systems, that have more than one aging parameters...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Weibull Analysis, Monte Carlo Analysis, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Statistics

Probabilistic Risk Assessment for Decision Making during Spacecraft Operations

by Meshkat, Leila

The focus of this paper is on describing the particular methods used for PRA modeling during the operational phase of a spacecraft by gleaning insight from recently conducted case studies on two operational Mars orbiters...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Safety and Risk Management, Weibull

Financial-Oriented Approach for the Allocation of Reliability Budgets

by Mannhart, Alexandra; Dittrich, Andre; Bertsche, Bernd

This article presents a concept for the allocation of test budgets and the determination of financial optimal reliability target settings for the non-safety case...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Reliability Analysis/Availability/Prediction/Estimation, Reliability Testing, R&M Modeling and Optimization

PMF Series for Availability and Reliability Probabilistic Assessments

by Smith, Jan B.

PMF series (a contiguous family of probability mass functions) is a new method for probabilistic assessment of availability and reliability of both repairable and nonrepairable systems...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Risk Assessment, Availability, Reliability and Availability Assessment

Optimization of Warranty Period, Price, and Allocated Reliability

by Mohan, Karen; Huffman, Duane; Akers, Jennifer

This paper shows the method to choose the allocated reliability of each subsystem, the warranty period of the product, and the sales price of the product in order to maximize the profit...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Warranty, Reliability Analysis/Allocation/Prediction/Estimation, R&M Modeling and Optimization, Life Cycle Cost

A New Method for Reliability Analysis of Standby Systems

by Amari, Suprasad; Dill, Glenn

In this paper, using the concepts of counting processes, we propose a simple, accurate, and computationally efficient method to find the reliability of standby systems...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,System Reliability, Reliability Analysis/Allocation/Prediction/Estimation, Reliability Model

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