Monte Carlo Reliability Analysis.
Annual technical rept. 1 Sep 85-31 Aug 86,
NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
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The work carried out during the 198586 contract year is summarized Markov Monte Carlo methods are generalized to include inhomogeneous Markov processes. Two new sampling techniques allow the treatment of reliability problems which include time-dependent failure rates and preventive maintenance. Incorporation of periodic testing and repair allows classes of revealed and unrevealed failures to be combined in problems with wear, periodic maintenance and component dependencies.
- Statistics and Probability