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Reliability of Multi-State Systems Subject to Competing Failures

by Liudong Xing, PhD; Gregory Levitin, PhD;

This paper identifies the issue of competing propagated failures caused by the functional dependence for multi-state systems. Methods are..

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  • Publish date: 2011-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2011 Proceedings, Event Tree, Fault Tree Analysis, R&M Modeling and Optimization

Redundancy Optimization Problem with Warm-Standby Redundancy

by Dill, Glenn ; Amari, Suprasad V. ;

This paper describes and demonstrates a solution methodology that determines optimal design configurations that maximize the reliability of a wide range of non-repairab! le systems...

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  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings,Redundancy, System Reliability, R&M Modeling and Optimization

Reliability Optimization of Multi-State Dependent-Independent Systems

by V. Ebrahimipour; S. Shokravi; M. Alen;

In this paper Particle Swarm Optimization method is used for optimization of reliability also the Universal Generating Function method is used for calculating the reliability of system...

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  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings,R&M Modeling and Optimization, Networks, Reliability Model

Feasibility of Provisioning Spares Using Reliability Software Programs

by Rich, Peter C. ; Mann, Reuben A. ;

This paper compares spares provisioning methods developed by the logistics community against methods developed by the reliability community...

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  • Publish date: 2010-01
  • Keywords:RAMS 2010 Proceedings,R&M Modeling and Optimization, Reliability Model

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...

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

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...

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

Optimal Maintenance of a Multi-Unit System under Dependencies

by Sung, Bill; Schrage, Daniel P.

A proposal for an alternative methodology to solve optimal maintenance problems is presented in this paper...

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  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Reliability and Availability Assessment, Maintainability, R&M Modeling and Optimization

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

Optimal Selective Maintenance for Multi-State Systems under Imperfect Maintenance

by Liu, Yu; Huang, Hong-Zhong; Zuo, Ming Jian

In this paper, we consider a selective maintenance problem of multi-state systems (MSS). In order to develop a selective maintenance model, we review Kijima’s imperfect maintenance model and suggest age reduction factor as a function of cost...

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  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Optimizing Equipment Maintenance, Reliability Model, R&M Modeling and Optimization

Computational Intelligence in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering

by Platilha Salgado, Marica De Fatima; Carminhas, Walmir Matos; Rodrigues de Menezes, Benjamin

In this paper the basics of reliability and maintainability modeling, prediction and optimization problems using stochastic models are briefly reviewed (for non-repairable and repairable systems)..

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  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2009 Proceedings,Repairable Systems, R&M Modeling and Optimization, Weibull Analysis

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