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Uncertain Failure Thresholds in Cumulative Damage Models

by Usynin, Alexander; Hines, J. Wesley; Urmanov, Aleksey

This paper investigates the issues related to variability in degradation-based reliability models and how the variability affects the remaining useful life prognosis being made by those models...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Degradation, Reliability Model, Strength-Load

Applying Bayes Linear Methods to Support Reliability Procurement

by Bedford, Tim; Bergman, Robert; Amari, Supradad V.; Xing, Liudong

The Bayes linear methodology is a quantitative method to express subjective beliefs and to review these beliefs once observations have been made..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Bayesian, Risk Assessment, Product Development Planning

Analysis of Multi-State Systems Using Multi-Valued Decision Diagrams

by Akers, Jennifer; Bergman, Robert; Amari, Suprasad V.; Xing, Liudong

This paper proposes efficient algorithms for analyzing a MSS using multi-valued decision diagrams. Various reliability, availability, and performability measures are considered...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,R&M Modeling and Optimization, Networks

Fault Propagation Analysis for Complex System Based on Small-World Network Model

by Gao, Jianmin; Li, Guo; Gao, Zhiyong

This paper presents a novel method for modeling the fault propagation behaviors from the perspective of complex network theory...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Safety and Risk Management, Networks, Fault Tree Analysis

How to Develop a Qualification Test Plan for RoHS Products

by Silverman, Mike Andrew; Schenkelberg, Fred; Hillman, Craig

The subject matter we consider in this paper are the significant reliability uncertainties around Lead-Free Solder and how to best consider these risks and mitigate them so as not to take a hit in the area of reliability during the lead-free transition...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,HALT/HASS, Accelerated Life Testing, Reliability Testing

Reliability Assessments of Vibration-Induced Tube Fatigue Failure

by Chen, Jianxiong; Yan, Wenzhen; Yu, Roger

This paper devotes to the fatigue damage analysis of a solenoid tube under vibration-induced fatigue stresses and is concerned with the estimation of tube reliability from variable amplitude stress histories in the time domain..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Reliability Model, Weibull Analysis, Strength-Load

Optimal Software Release Time Determination with Risk Constraint

by Yang, Bo; Hu, Huajun; Zhou, Jun

For a software development project, when to stop testing the software and release it for operation is of great importance as it impacts both the software reliability and the total cost of the project...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Software Reliability, Software Quality, Life Cycle Cost, Risk Assessment

Parameter Estimation for Software Reliability Models Considering Failure Correlation

by Yang, Bo; Guo, Suchang; Ning, Ning; Huang, Hong-Zhong

Two parameter estimation methods are developed based on deferent types of data available, using Maximum Likelihood Estimation (MLE) method...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Software Reliability, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Markov, Networks

Hybrid Methodology and Software Platform for Probabilistic Risk Assessment

by Groth, Katrina; Zhu, Dongfeng; Mosleh, Ali

This paper introduces the software implementation of a hybrid methodology for probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) of complex systems..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Bayesian Analysis, Networks

Changes in Items’ Failure Pattern during Maintenance: An Investigation of the Perfect Repair Assumption

by Block, Jan; Soderholm, Peter; Tyrberg, Tommy

It is clear that the simple ‘perfect repair’ assumption is not immediately applicable to any of the studied types of hardware, i.e. Cooling Turbine, High-Voltage Generator, Hydraulic Accumulator, and Radar Transmitter..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,R&M Modeling and Optimization, Repairable Systems, Failure Analysis

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