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Reliability Analysis of Multi-State Phased-Mission Systems

by Shrestha, Akhilesh; Xing, Liudong; Dai, Yuanshun

In this paper, we propose a hierarchical modeling approach that integrates an efficient multi-valued decision diagram model for representing the system structure function at the upper level and Markov models for describing components’behaviors.....

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  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Markov, Reliability Analysis

Impact of Proof Test Effectiveness on Safety Instrumented System Performance

by Bukowski, Julie V.; van Beurden, Iwan

This paper addresses the effectiveness of proof tests that are performed on safety instrumented functions (SIF) to reveal any failures undetected by automatic diagnostics...

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  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Demonstration Tests, Reliability Model, Degradation

Reliability Centered Preliminary Hazard Analysis

by Zhao, Nuo; Zhao, Tingdi; Tian, Jin

This paper modifies the traditional PHA into the RCPHA (Reliability Centered Preliminary Hazard Analysis) with two distinct advancements.....

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  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Risk Analysis, Safety and Risk Management

Multi-Objective Network Interdiction Using Evolutionary Algorithms

by Rocco, Claudio M.; Aponte Salazar, Daniel E.; Ramirez-Marquez, Jose Emmanual

This paper considers the multiple-objective DNIP (MODNIP) where several objectives are optimized simultaneously in order to determine the efficient or Pareto frontier which provides valuable trade-off information to the Decision-Maker..

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  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,R&M Modeling and Optimization, Networks

System Failure Analysis Based On Complex Network Theory

by Jiang, Hongquan; Gao, Jianmin; Chen, Fumin

In this paper, we have introduced a novel method for failure analysis of complex systems in the chemical process industry based on recent advances in complex networks...

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  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Networks, System Reliability, Safety and Risk Management

Process System Fault Source Tracing Based on Bayesian Networks

by Han, Zhong; Gao, Jianmin; Chen, Fumin

Process systems are different from discrete manufacturing systems in that they are composed of many interlocking subsystems that consist of various tightly coupled units..

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  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Bayesian Analysis, Networks, Reliability Model

Analysis Classes for Space Exploration Reliability Assessments

by Franzini, Benjamion J.; Putney, Blake F.

Understanding and effectively communicating the spectrum of risk and reliability analysis classes is critical for an analyst to contribute to a team working on developmental space exploration architecture, mission, vehicle, or technology design...

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

Design Optimization Considering Performance And Reliability

by Zeng, Shengkui; Ma, Jiming; Li, Feixia

In this research, in order to improve the reliability and performance simultaneously, we have developed an integrated design optimization method which integrates performance and reliability requirements into the design process...

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  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Reliability Model, Monte Carlo Analysis, Engineering

Performance Modeling of a Surveillance Mission

by Quayzin, Xavier; Arbaretier, Emmanuel

This paper details the way to obtain such a result and the added value the method has from an operational and financial point of view compared to a traditional method based on spreadsheet calculations..

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  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Reliability Model, Monte Carlo Analysis, Engineering

Safety Concept Trees

by Domis, Dominik J.; Forster, Mark; Kemmann, Soren; Trapp, Mario

The development of safety-critical systems requires the ‘safe’ development of a ‘safe’ system...

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  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,, Fault Tree Analysis, Event Tree, Safety and Risk Management

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