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Functional and Dysfunctional Analysis of a Mechatronic System

by Demri, Amel; Charki, Abderafi; Guerin, Fabrice; Christofol, Herve

In this paper, we propose to employ SADT, FMEA, SEEA and Petri networks methods to study a mechatronic system...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,FMEA, Networks, Weibull Analysis

On Determining Sample Size and Testing Duration of Repairable System Test

by Guo, Huairui; Pan, Rong

This paper develops a theoretical method, based on pivotal quantities and a confidence bound requirement for the reliability metrics of interest, to help test planners to determine the minimal sample sizes and test duration..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Repairable Systems, Reliability Testing, Sample Size

Life Testing of Plastic Optical Fibers for Lead-Acid Battery Fast Charge Equipment

by Acevedo, Jorge Marcos; Cao Paz,Ana Maria; Fernandez-Gomez,Santiago; Soria, Maria Luisa

We present our results on accelerated tests using plastic fiber optics as sensing elements for electrolyte density...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Reliability Prediction, Accelerated Life Testing, Engineering

Efficiently represent diverse System Field Usage in Reliability Testing

by Sonnemans, Peter J.M.; Balasubramanian, Aravindan; Kevrekedis, Kostas; Newby, Martin J.

This paper addresses the problem how to represent diverse field usage of professional systems in an efficient way, so that field usage can be incorporated in reliability tests...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Reliability Testing, Engineering

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)...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • 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...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • 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...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • 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..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • 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...

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

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