A Reliability-Confidence Methodology for Complex Systems

  • R. M. Bevensee
Part of the Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data book series (volume 2A)

Abstract

An important problem of many complex systems is that of assessing the reliability in the minimum probability of survival, from the reliabilities of the components. If system performance can be represented by a network flow diagram, the system probability of failure can be expressed in terms of path probabilities of failure, each of which is a function of component failure probabilities.

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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Bevensee
    • 1
  1. 1.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

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