Accession Number:

ADA210052

Title:

Monte Carlo Reliability Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 1984-31 Dec 1988

Corporate Author:

NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-04-24

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The research resulted in major improvements in Markov models to be used in Monte Carlo modeling of reliability problems. These include a number of component dependency models and modeling of unrevealed failures. A new sampling technique, the method of self-transitions, is developed for treating time dependent failure rates, and non Markovian generalizations are made to model replacement of ageing parts and as-good-as-new repair. Keywords Reliability Monte Carlo simulation.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE