A Comparative Study in the Reliability Allocation Process.
ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER
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The purpose of the report was to investigate the differences in system reliability and system cost in the reliability allocation process between an independent assumption among operating components of an active-parallel-exponential system and a dependent assumption among the same operating components. Reliability expressions for two and three element active-parallel-exponential, dependent, and independent systems were calculated. Using a steepest ascent computer algorithm a computer program was developed which maximized the system reliability subject to a cost constraint. Examples were also presented in this research report to help point out major differences in system reliability and system cost that can occur. Author
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems