Bounding Two-Terminal Network Reliability via Surface Duality

  • Heidi J. Strayer
Part of the Mathematics and Its Applications book series (MAIA, volume 329)


Given a two-terminal (possibly directed) network with assigned edge probabilities, we establish that upper bounds on the reliability of any surface dual can be used to obtain lower bounds on the reliability of the primal. This observation leads to valuable new techniques for obtaining efficiently computable lower bounds on two-terminal reliability.


Planar Graph Network Reliability Edge Probability Dual Edge Terminal Pair 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heidi J. Strayer
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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