Accession Number:

ADA089778

Title:

Multistate Reliability Models: A Survey,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT CHICAGO CIRCLE DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The vast majority of reliability analyses assume that components and system are in either of two states functioning or failed. In many real life situations one is capable of distinguishing between various levels of performance for both the system and its components. For such cases, the existing dichotomous model is a gross oversimplification of the real situation and models representing multistate systems and components are more adequate. In the present paper, a survey is made of the recent papers which treat the more sophisticated and more realistic situations in which components and systems may assume many states ranging from perfect functioning to complete failure. The present survey updates and complements a previous survey given by El-Neweihi and Proschan. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE