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A Unified Model for Evaluating the Safety Integrity Level of Safety Instrumented Systems

by Bukowski, Julia

This paper proposes a new figure of merit (FOM) for evaluating safety integrity levels (SIL) for safety instrumented systems (SIS)...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Safety and Risk Management, Reliability Model, Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Markov

Analysis of the Performance of Safety-Critical Systems with Diagnosis and Periodic Inspection

by Zhang, Tieling; Wang, Yiming; Xie, Min

This paper presents a method for analysis of performance indexes of safety-critical systems...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Safety and Risk Management, Markov, Availability

Probabilistic analysis of safety-critical adaptive systems with temporal dependences

by Adler, Rasmus; Domis, Dominik J.; Forster, Mark; Trapp, Mario

The results of this paper determine configuration probabilities, that are necessary to quantify the fulfillment of functional and safety requirements by adaptive systems...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Fault Tree Analysis, Reliability Model

Safety Management for Electromechanical Systems of Railway Vehicles

by Vintr, Zdenek; Vintr, Michal

This paper deals with safety management for electromechanical systems intended for railway applications...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Safety and Risk Management, Risk Assessment

A Simple Classification Approach to Build a Bathtub

by Haan, Brian Douglas

This paper begins with a brief examination of a common mixed-Weibull form. It is observed that the likelihood function of this form implicitly handles the data in aggregate – ironically not a mixture..

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Reliability Analysis, Data Analysis, Weibull Analysis

System Reliability Evaluation Using Normalized Test Data

by Farmer, James B.; Ellner, Paul M.

This paper describes the application of normalization techniques to reliability test data on the Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) program...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Data Analysis, Reliability Model

Use of Heritage Data and Other Partially Applicable Information in Reliability Prediction of Systems under Development

by Droguett, Enrique Lopez; Mosleh, Ali

This paper presents a methodology for the reliability assessment of systems under development...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Product Development Planning, Bayesian Analysis, Reliability Prediction

Dynamic Model for Assessing Impact of Regeneration Actions on System Availability: Application to Weapon Systems

by Monnin, Maxime; Iung, Benoit; Senechal, Olivier; Lelan, Pascal

This paper aims to define principles for weapon systems modeling that integrate both system failure and system damage, as well as the possibility of regeneration, into operational availability assessment...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Availability Model, Reliability – Availability - Maintainability, Monte Carlo Simulation

Reliability for Cluster-based Ad-hoc Networks

by Cook, Jason L.; Ramirez-Marquez, Jose Emmanuel

This paper presents the problem’s formulation, a discussion of applicable reliability metrics for the MAWN, and illustration of the method through the analysis of several example networks...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Reliability Model, Monte Carlo Analysis, Networks, System Reliability

Optimum Plans for Step-Stress Accelerated Life Tests at Higher Usage Rates

by Yang, Guangbin

The increase in usage rate may prolong or shorten usage to failure. In this paper, a model that relates life to stress and usage rate is described...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Accelerated Life Testing, Weibull Analysis, HALT/HASS

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